We went to Goodwill in Sheboygan this week.  I especially enjoy their books for sale.  One of the books I bought is the life-changing magic of tidying up: the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing, by marie kondo.  Translated from the Japanese by Cathy Hirano.  Just beginning to read.  One of my goals is to sort through my books, and give some away to thrift stores.  Some of the authors I read are Luci Shaw, Ann Voskamp, and Jan Karon – and many other good writers.  I also enjoy haiku books from small presses.  And I may donate some books back.

We have seen large bookstores close in our general area over the last years.  Now I often discover new-for-me books at thrift stores, and also libraries.  The combination of on-line places to buy books and local places is nice.

Last year we gave gift copies of Quiet Christmas Poetry to staff at thrift stores.  We enjoyed placing a few copies in the Little Free Library collections in our area.

As an additional note, we stopped at Caan’s in Sheboygan.  We saw an area of their greenhouse where they are growing new poinsettia plants.  So much work, which they enjoy.