Books BloomGypsies? 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
Emily, Liz, and Nicole will have their respective CM products available during the retreat. Browse Emily Kiser’s Picture Study Portfolios, Nicole Williams’ Sabbath Mood Homeschool Living Science Study Guides
Liz Cottrill’s Living Library Press published books as well as the best-selling schedule cards (already printed and cut!)
Pre-orders are available, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve specific items for pick-up during the retreat.