The Nitty Gritty: A Short History of Women

Holy Good Lord. My feelings about this book are complicated at best. If you’d asked me any time over the past several weeks (and yes, I actually stretched out the reading of this novel for w-e-e-k-s, even though its only 237 pages) what I thought, I’d have told you I hated it. With oomph. And some cuss words. A Short History of Women stretches from 1880 to 2007 and follows the female lineage in one Read more…

Three Quarters of a Whole

By Charlie Noack Charlie, age 10, wrote this story during our Super Rad Summer Writing Camp. Our focus was on storytelling and the unwavering belief that every kid has a story to tell–and every story matters. Prologue Isaac stood on a hill overlooking the border.  “Here goes nothing”, he thought to himself. He ran off the edge, plunging towards the freezing water.  “Come on” he yelled! He rummaged through his backpack and took out Lena. Read more…

Isabelle the Unicorn

Isabelle the Unicorn was written by 9 year old Jane Lee-Kellogg, as part of the Bookish Super Rad Summer Writing Camp. We focused on storytelling–because everyone’s got a unique story to tell & every story matters. Prologue: Late one night deep in the woods a unicorn named Lillian walked quietly through the woods and then, she stopped, right in front of a rabbit hole. The baby unicorn on her back made a small “Eeeek”. “This Read more…

Greg’s Expedition

by Lily Toledano “Greg’s Expedition” was written by 9 year old Lily Toledano as part of the Bookish Super Rad Summer Writing Camp. Our camp focused on storytelling–because kid has a story to tell & every story matters. Greg was sitting in his room eating snap crackers. He was looking at one of his many posters that littered his wall – either posters of the jumping frogs, a monster band, or super monster vs. evil Read more…

The Adventures of D&D

Written by 10 year old Quinn Tackas, this story’s got monsters, intrigue, battles, and the possibility of a sequel! Quinn wrote this story in a Bookish writing camp focused on storytelling. Because we want all our Bookish kids to know that everyone has a story to tell–and every story matters. “Hey, guys!  Do you want to play D&D, our favorite board game”? said Alfa, the group leader. “Sure!!!!” said Tucker, Tune, and Charlie. “O.k what Read more…

Battle at Excalibur

Written by 10 year old Chelsea Tackas, this Rick Riordan inspired story has demigods, battles, a PEGASUS!, and just a smidge of romance. Chelsea participated in a Bookish writing camp where we focused on storytelling–because everyone has a story to tell. And every story matters. “Tucker get your saddle and get your supplies then go outside and hop on the horse” yelled mom. He learned not to question his mom a long time ago so Read more…

Bookish Reads

Folks frequently ask what I’m reading. (They also ask if I’ve read most of the books in the store. Uh…. no. But I’m working on it). I dig that people are curious about me & about what I read. So, I’ve decided to keep a running list of books I’ve finished since Sept 22. If you happen to pick up any of these titles, I’d love to discuss them with you. Any time. #booknerdforlife Awakening Read more…

Bookish Has a Home in EAV!

In June, we signed a lease at 1188-A Glenwood Avenue. That’s in the EAV on Glenwood, right up by Moreland. Just a hop. skip, and a jump from Emerald City Bagels and a quick stroll from Joe’s. We are THRILLED to be part of the vibrant business scene in the Village! What has this process looked like, you ask? Well… a bit like this: And what’s next?!? Well, an Indiegogo campaign, of course! Look for Read more…

Creating Bookish

Just the build-up to the pre-launch of Bookish has been quite the journey! And it’s definitely been a family–and community–endeavor. My husband (Simon) and kid (Jane, age 8) have displayed more patience than I could’ve hoped for as I’ve moved over 2,600 books through our house. Simon lent his talent and time to the creation of the Bookish logo–and his ear as I waxed poetic about books, and stories, and the importance of literacy. Jane Read more…