Frank Cowling will be presenting ‘Toe by Toe’ and ‘Stride Ahead’ (for comprehension) reading schemes at the Bookshop on Tuesday, 11 March, 2014 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. This workshop is aimed at all staff and parents involved with the teaching of students/children who are struggling with reading and demonstrates best practice in the use of ’Toe by Toe’ and ’Stride Ahead’ (for comprehension) reading schemes.
The Tickets are €20. Places are limited. Click here to purchase your ticket, or alternatively phone us on 045 857730 or buy in store.
The day finally arrived. I had been conscious that the moment of truth was approaching – it lurked beneath the surface and I found myself imagining what would be said, what the reaction would be. I dressed well to give me courage and hide my nerves and …walked into the classroom of 22 young booklovers to hold the first Lunchtime Book Club in Scoil Conglais , Baltinglass….
The evening before at the SFA National awards I had been nervous and excited – and of course really delighted to be highly commended. But here in the classroom I wanted these young readers to develop their love of books. Unfortunately my choice of the first book got a rather indifferent reaction, but the conversation was really interesting. We moved on then to talk about books is general and had fun deciding how we would have finished the Harry Potter series given the chance – a lovely, interesting group of bright students. Their own choice of the next book ‘The Fault in our Stars’ is a captivating, thought provoking book – can’t wait to hear what they think.
So many books – so little time. Forget algorithms – let a real live book lover choose eBooks for you.
When you buy a Ebook package, one of our booksellers will contact you and get some idea of the type of books you enjoy. We will then send you two ebooks in whatever format suits your ereader or tablet.
Our goal is to spread the joy of reading, so if you don’t like our choices we will send you a third ebook for free!
Try it today http://www.blessingtonbookstore.ie/buy-books-online/ebook-package/let-us-find-your-ebooks
As a Finalist in the 2014 SFA Business Awards ‘Outstanding Small Business’ category, we have been invited to showcase The Blessington Bookstore in Dublin Castle on the 4th February. We will have authors, coffee and cake on offer. Any supporters are welcome to join us from 2:30pm-7:30pm. More details are available on www.SFA.ie
Our ‘Healthy Option’ menu is going very well! This week, try our Moroccan Tagine, Indian Dahl or Mexican Chilli €7.95 (served with pitta bread).These menu items are available as a ‘Take Away’ meal and are suitable for freezing.
There were scenes of unbridled joy in the bookstore (and even rumours of the postman being kissed..) when we received word that we have been short listed for a Small Firms Association award in the Outstanding Small Business category.
In the coming weeks there will be a master class for all finalists helping us focus on working on our business as well as in it. On February 4th we will showcase our business in an event in Dublin Castle and early in March the winners will be announced in a gala event.
This year for the first time there will be a digital interactive site where all the finalists will have a presence – more of that later.
Exciting and exhilarating!
This is not a book about death. It’s a book about life.
We first meet Michel eleven days after the death of his son Lion. Lion was lost, suddenly, to a virulent strain of meningitis and it’s left his father and entire family reeling. We join Michel on his personal journey through grief, but the twist that makes the journey truly remarkable, and tips this true story into fiction, is the fact that we see it all through Lion’s eyes.
In a stunningly original blurring of memoir and fiction, THE SON tackles the very hardest of subjects in the most readable of ways. Michel Rostain resolutely ducks away from sentimentality and pathos, and tells his story instead with wit, wisdom and vitality. For this is not a book about death; it’s a book about life.
DJ Carey took ill this morning and will be out of action for a few days. For that reason the book signing has been moved to Monday 23 Dec at 6.00 pm
Hope you feel better soon DJ !
BIG NEWS! Hurling legend DJ Carey will be at the Blessington Bookstore, on MONDAY 16th DECEMBER at 5:30pm to sign his autobiography.
Fans who cannot be there on the day, can pre-buy their book in-store or online by clicking on this link www.blessingtonbookstore.ie and we will have their copy
signed on the day.
A fascinating look at the life and times of this wonderful house, illustrated with both photographs and reproductions of paintings and memorabilia