Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Shop Local: University Book Store Mill Creek

It's not too late to keep shopping locally—no outrageous shipping fees, the chance to score a donut while you browse. Especially if you visit University Book Store's gorgeous Mill Creek location.

Look at their lovely collection of ornaments and holiday kid books
 Holiday doodads and cards
 CANDY! CANDY. Candy. candy
 Their sweet window display

Jessica Perez, children's bookseller extraordinaire, gave me the scoop on holiday books:
We have a TON of fantastic holiday books for adults & children!  My personal holiday favorite, DUCK & GOOSE: IT'S TIME FOR CHRISTMAS.  Tad Hills does such amazing illustrations and this glittery little board book makes you feel all warm & fuzzy about the holidays.  I'm also currently reading David Levithan and Rachel Cohn's DASH & LILY'S BOOK OF DARES (set during the Christmas season in New York) and, so far, I'm totally loving it!  I was literally laughing out loud last night and had to stop reading because I couldn't keep the book still in my hands.  For the adult crowd, Amanda (our book buyer) is really excited about TINSEL TALES, an audio collection of NPR's favorite Christmas stories from the past 30 years.
I asked about gift books, and UBS has a theme even! Says Jessica:
Our theme this year is "Giving Season: Something for Everyone on Your List" and it can't be more true.  Our book staff has been extra busy collecting their favorites and writing them up for our Staff Favorites wall.  They cover everything - fiction, non-fiction, children's, art, cooking, etc.  And we all, of course, love gushing over our favorite books so we'll happily escort our customers to what we consider the best of the year. 
In addition to books, we also have so many amazing Husky items (Go Dawgs!!!) and beautiful, unique, gifts that are sure to please anyone this holiday season. Plus, as always, we do complimentary gift wrapping and free book shipping.  I would also like to encourage people to visit our website and sign up to "Be in the Know" and receive all the most recent event info, deals, coupons, and specials!

Finally, and maybe, most importantly, there is a donut shop in the bookstore. Jessica took all these photos, and I have to say the one below is my favorite. She says Top Pot is also making Salted Caramel Mochas for the holidays. So I have no idea why we aren't all in Mill Creek right now.

Thanks, Jessica! If you ever have a chance to attend one of her story times at the store, do it, they're terrific. She's a Toddler Whisperer.

University Book Store Mill Creek
Mill Creek Town Center
15311 Main Street
Mill Creek, WA 98012

Saturday, December 4 – Friday, December 24
  • Monday – Saturday:  7am – 9pm
  • Sunday:  8am – 6pm
  • Friday, December 24:  7am – 5pm
  • Saturday, December 25:  CLOSED

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