Friday, March 18, 2011

Sally’s Kitchen Jewelry Trunk Show -- Saturday, March 19th from Noon-4:00pm

There are a number of things that make Flyleaf such a unique, comforting bookstore: a wide variety of books, awesome staff recommendations, fantastic authors and reading events, a supportive and knowledgeable community, large windows, cozy sitting space, and, of course, squishables (those plush, marshmallow-shaped stuffed animals – more on those for another day). But hands down, one of the coolest parts of Flyleaf is Sally Stollmack.

For those of you have not yet met Sally, she’s the petite, super cool bookseller who probably knows everyone in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area. (One day during the holiday season, Land and Mike kept a running total to see how many customers she knew – they lost count). Seriously, Sally is like sunshine; she’s always upbeat and has such a great personality. But before she was a bookseller, Sally sold her jewelry at Flyleaf not only in glass displays, but also during her Kitchen Jewelry Trunk Show. Her next show is this Saturday, March 19th from Noon-4:00pm and she’ll have exquisite jewelry in addition to some pretty nifty and chic handbags and clutches. All the jewelry is specialty made by artists from all over the world. Here are a few pictures of jewelry, handbags, and clutches she’ll be selling on Saturday. Hope to see you there!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Meet Tom Angleberger, the author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda -- Monday, March 14th at 7:00pm

Let’s face it: school can be tough, especially when your classmates designate you as the grade-school pariah. That’s what Tommy thinks of Dwight, the goofy and awkward kid of McQuarrie Middle School. One day, Dwight creates an Origami Yoda and the Origami Yoda suddenly offers profound – and correct! – advice for Dwight and Tommy’s classmates. But Tommy is left wondering whether these words of wisdom are really coming from Yoda… or if Dwight is a misunderstood genius.

Stop by Flyleaf on Monday, March 14th at 7:00pm and meet Tom Angleberger, the author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. As you can see, the Flyleaf staff is very excited about this event. Hope to see you there!


Monday, March 7, 2011

When I moved to North Carolina a little over five years ago, I had very little knowledge of the state’s plethora of accomplished writers. Working in a bookstore quickly changed my perception of this state’s literary prowess (not to mention watching authors – New York Times Bestsellers, NPR notables, award winners, and even a New Yorker “20 Under 40” – peruse our shelves).

In honor of our local writers from Thomas Wolfe to Wells Tower, from the mountains to the coast, we’ve constructed a table to celebrate our fabulous novelists, poets, essayists, and memoirists. Now this isn’t just any ordinary table; a plain table sprinkled with books isn’t really all that original or spectacular, right? So why not make a table unique to both our state and our writers? Bookseller/artist extraordinaire Molly was all for this project. After a few minutes of searching for recycled material, construction paper, and lots of tape we soon had our spiffy North Carolina table. Here are the results!

The Mountains

The Piedmont

The Coast

Stop on by Flyleaf Books if you’d like to see our table in 3D (it’s all the rage now, apparently) or leave a comment and let us know which North Carolinian authors you adore.