Byte-Size Blair | March 7

We’re back with Byte-Size Blair, our weekly wrap-up of all things social media. If you’re not already following us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram, give us a look.

You’ve made it through Monday! Treat yourself with these fun links.

  1. We were blown away by this art exhibit called “The Impact of a Book”
  2. The invitations are in and you’re invited! If you live near Wilmington, join us for The Dark of the Island Launch Party on March 19th.
  3. Relax with these scrumptious tea and biscuit combinations.
  4. So many books and so little time. We know the feeling.
  5. March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’s birthday but we believe in celebrating this artist all year round.

Tomorrow is the publication date for The Dark of the Island by Philip Gerard. Congratulations Philip!

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Byte-Size Blair | February 29

We’re back with Byte-Size Blair, our weekly wrap-up of all things social media. If you’re not already following us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram, give us a look.

Don’t forget to add The Dark of the Island by Philip Gerard to your Goodreads shelf and enter to win a free copy!

  1. The late Coretta Scott King praised one of the books in our Black History Month campaign, calling it “invaluable and indispensable” (NewSouth Books).
  2. Our authors are multi-talented. Check out this piece about Rheta Grimsley Johnson’s playwright debut, Hiram: Becoming Hank Williams.
  3. This week we had a beer in honor of John Steinbeck’s birthday.
  4. We love this Dr. Seuss-inspired snow sculpture at his alma mater Dartmouth.
  5. We’re wrapping up Black History Month today with a special poetry feature, Voices Beyond Bondage.

Happy Leap Day everyone!

The Book That Smacked Me Upside the Head | A Guest Blog Post by Heath Simpson, Warehouse Manager at Blair

Heath and Dr. SeussOn my first doctor’s visit, a stern pediatrician administered a series of painful shots. The surroundings, I enjoyed more. The office was in an elegant, modern ’50s-era building. The lobby featured an amazing, bubbly aquarium. And the library was all Dr. Seuss.

Dr Seuss ShirtAny Dr. Seuss book was magic. All he needed was paper, a marker, and a few words. He made beauty and fun—really a new parallel universe. The cartoon changed my life.

Later, when I went to the dentist, I was surprised and delighted. They had their own copy of Green Eggs and Ham!

Look for another installment of The Book That Smacked Me Upside the Head next week!