Who wants to go shopping?! Book shopping that is. And not just any books…LIVING BOOKS. The exact kind that we are looking for to fill our shelves for the feast we serve to our children!
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to schedule a special pre-retreat book shopping event that will be held on Thursday evening from 6-9 (tentatively). You can purchase your ticket for this book sale event when registering. Please note that each person attending the book sale will need a ticket.
The following living books vendors will be selling at the pre-retreat book sale as well as during breaks on Friday and Saturday of the Retreat.
You’re gonna wanna bring an extra suitcase!!
Gypsies? Nobody could have told Jan and Gary Bloom years ago that they would be traveling together in a van four to five months of the year, showering at truck stops, sleeping in Wal-Mart parking lots, and sharing their lives with new best friends in homes and at homeschool conferences. But it’s what they do, and they are excited to be able to offer book shopping for the Charlotte Mason Soirée Retreat!
Each Spring Jan and Gary Bloom schedule their weekends with homeschool conventions and then spend the weekdays between venues replenishing their supply of great books from shops and stores. Rescuing books is difficult yet rewarding. The constant treasure hunt allows them to experience both the thrill of finding a good book and the agony of finding only high-priced, mediocre tomes. Though the older gems are more rare, more expensive, and more tatty each year that passes, they keep finding enough wonderful books to fill their shelves and to offer to us to fill ours. They reckon that they will be bringing about 5,000 books with them for the Retreat!
Living Books Library
Emily Kiser and Liz Cottrill will be bringing a collection of books for sale that have been especially curated for the CM Soirée! For more than a decade these women have been collecting and selling living books. They will have HUNDREDS of books for sale during the retreat and for the Thursday night book sale.
A Delectable Education
Pre-orders are available, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve specific items for pick-up during the retreat.