Tattered Pages Used Books

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Trish's December article in Our Towne Bethlehem

Season’s Greetings my dear readers….   

As I write this, I am still reflecting upon Thanksgiving and those things for which I am most thankful: My Darlin’ Dad who has resided at the beautiful Teresian House for almost a year I give thanks for his selfless caretakers, the Carmelite sisters, the Nurses, CNAs and volunteers. I open my eyes next to the love of my life for the past 40 years followed by the energetic greeting from the cutest little companion dog ever, Seamus! Proud to be a Mom & Nonna…mother to Matthew & Ryan and  Nonna to Connor, Skye, Trinity, Gunner & Raven. They are my heart! My life is full because of the wonderful sisters, brother, in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Another Christmas season for Tattered Pages in the Glenmont Center Square where my customers are the best! I am ever thankful for my customer/friends who help to make my day! This last Small Business Saturday was such a success because of their participation.

 When “Our Towne” arrives…you may not even have the time to stop, relax & read this! The busiest season of the year is upon us. The frost is on the windshields, a nip in the air, and dusk begins somewhere around 4:30pm! Yikes…so little daylight and so much to do! But as I put the Christmas novels out on the top of the shelves…put the Christmas craft books out…and stop to browse thru each children’s Christmas book…I also reflect over those holidays past. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah…there is no denying that this time of the year when we enter into Winter is unique. Besides dressing in layers, digging out the gloves, hats, scarves, the ice scraper, & our shovels…many spend just a bit more time baking, cooking, crafting, shopping, wrapping etc. In your very busy schedule I hope that you might have time for 2 things:

 #1 stop by Tattered Pages Used Books to Shop (for books or gift certificates) A book can tie a theme together for a great gift basket! Gift certificates are available year round!

 #2 Tell a friend or family member about Tattered Pages Used Books a locally owned & operated small business.

We are conveniently located in the Glenmont Center Square at the corners of Route 9W South & Feura Bush Rd. With W Couture Boutique, Romo’s Pizza, Subway, VIP Nail & Hot Harry’s in the same location, you could find a shopping stop to be most pleasurable! We have 19,000+ titles on our shelves…most in next to new condition. We have our entire data base in our computer and can tell you if we have a book in our store with just a simple phone call to us. We have books that are newly published, brought in by our wonderful customers who participate in our trade credit program; as well as older, classic one of kind books. So many of our books would make great gifts! I still have several autographed copies of our “Historic Tales of Bethlehem” by our Town Historian Susan Leath here for sale.

The gift of reading & enjoying books is one of the greatest gifts that you can give a child. I have written about my grandchildren, nieces & nephews over the years. They know that they will always receive at least one book from me.  I am always available to help match you up with just the right books for your Holiday gift giving. Just added more books in fantasy, Choose your own adventure books, and Goosebumps chapter books to the children’s section.

Many of you know that I have a friend who is a founding crafter at the Delmar Farmer’s Market, Dana. Dana will be here hosting an earring extravaganza at the bookshop on December 17th from 11-4pm. Her earrings are sterling silver wires, high end beads, Swarovski crystals and wrapped silver wire all starting under $10. There will be several specials in the bookshop on that day as well.

In closing, may I take this time to thank all of you who have come into the shop over the past 10 years. Please tell others about me so that I can continue to be a small business in Bethlehem. During the winter months, I will admit, sales often drop off. If you could just remember that I am here waiting to help you find just the right book, I will always do my utmost to provide the best service, selection and value. As 2017 approaches, I ask that you all find peace, joy, happiness and a good book in your future!

Trish & Seamus

Patricia Eldridge is manager of Tattered Pages Used Books, 365 Feura Bush Rd. Glenmont, NY in the Glenmont Center Square. Open M,T,W 10-5, Th. 10-6, Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-2 . #447-9910 www.tatteredpages365.webs.com & Tattered Pages, LLC on Facebook







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