I heard the truck pull up outside. I peered out my front door and watched the driver check the delivery slip. By the time he walked to the back of the truck, I stood in the street, waiting for the back panel to rise. The books were here. This would be my first glimpse. I … More The Books are Here! The Books are Here!
There’s something about the first of anything–a sense of witnessing, a curious feeling of participation, even if the “first” was created before we were born. … More With Compliments: First Books and Their Inscriptions
Our 2021 Emilie Loring Tea comes to a close, but don’t let that stop you! Every day is an opportunity to enjoy a cup and another Emilie Loring. … More Welcome to our 2021 Emilie Loring Tea
You are cordially invited to enjoy an Emilie Loring inspired tea on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 4:00 p.m., at your location, your local time. … More Summer Reading and An Invitation to Tea
Once again, I have been traveling. It wasn’t the adventurous kind of traveling that I sometimes do, jetting off to a new town, a new cottage, a new seashore, but I traveled 1,834 miles by car, nevertheless, and there’s plenty to see and to think about on a drive like that. As the miles melted … More When Books are People and an Invitation to Tea
I’m up at the lake, barefoot most of the day, ready to wade or hop into a kayak at a moment’s notice. At night, I curl up atop a homemade quilt and read to the sound of lapping water. Emilie Loring read all summer, too. Her shelves were stocked with aspirational reading, and she signed … More Summer Days and a Summer Story for You
Last night, I was reading Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, and I had to stop. I’ve read the reviews, and I expect lifting spirits later in the story, but not yet. Eleanor’s loneliness, the cruelty of her past, and her confusion in the present could not take me to the sweet land of … More The Roving Spotlight of Literary Taste