Preparing for Advent

Advent is almost here — the season when we await the hope and joy of Christmas. Stop by the store and pick up Advent candles hand rolled by our very own Holy Rollers, charming paper or keepsake Advent calendars, and devotional books to help you slow down and prepare your heart for what matters most about the season. ADVENT BOOKS: Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ by Fleming Rutledge. Advent, says Christ Church parishioner Fleming Rutledge, is…

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Follow the Stars

Next week Christ Church Greenwich is hosting “Follow The Star: Nativities of the World.” See inspiring nativities from around the world—from Thailand to Tanzania and everywhere in between—reminding us in a unique way that the good news of Jesus’s birth reaches every corner of the earth. Because of this wonderful show we have expanded our selection of collectible, hand-made, whimsical and unusual nativities. Maybe you’ll be inspired to start a nativity collection of your own!…

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New For Fall

Dear Friends, I love fall. Colorful mums and gourds, the crunch of fallen leaves, a hint of wood fire in the air, and best of all: NEW FALL BOOKS! This October some of my favorite writers are on the front table—Haruki Murakami, Gary Shteyngart, Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Susan Orlean—leaving us to sigh wistfully, “so many books, so little time.” We have NEW FALL GIFTS too from School of Life, Areaware, Kikkerland and In2 Design—a preview of our Stocking Stuffer Bar. Get ready…

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Child’s Play!

Dear Friends, I hope this summer has involved quality time with the kiddos in your life. We can’t wait for the nursery school to be back in session so we can see our little friends and their amazing parents. In the meantime, we’ve been working on the kids section of our website. Check it out here! It’s already back-to-school time, soon it will be Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then CHRISTMAS, and our new Stocking Stuffer Bar (because the…

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What We Love

Dear Friends, We hope you’ve had a chance to check out our new website. Can you tell we’re proud? My favorite part is the WHAT WE LOVE section. Here you can find Staff Picks, my Get Lit column from the Greenwich Sentinel, and our WHAT WE LOVE blog. Colette, Gabi and I have lots to suggest—books we’ve read, events we are excited about, and new gifts we covet. Here’s what you’ll find! With summertime love, Becky…

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Our New Website and SIDEWALK SALE

Dear Friends, Sometimes you just have to wait until the right person comes along. This summer that person is Gabi Hitel (aka “The gift of Gabi”). Gabi’s vision, energy and web skills have enabled us to do something we’ve wanted to do for a long time: put together a kickass website! Click here to check it out and let us know what you think. And check back often. There will be weekly updates with new book and gift…

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Summertime… and the living is easy

Dear Friends, I love getting swept away by a great summer novel. New “beach read” titles are washing up on the bookstore shore everyday now. Below find the five I am most excited to read to read first…beginning with Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton. June is also a good time for life changing non-fiction. Stop by the store for Courage & Faith past speaker Rachel Held Evan’s new book, Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Loving…

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