Dear Reader

Local Abundance

Dear Reader,

Earlier today, I picked up my weekly box of fresh, organic produce from Amber Waves Farms in Amagansett. Through my CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) membership, I am supporting local agriculture here on the East End. Not to mention, I love the smell, feel, look, and of course, taste of the food. Beautifully arranged in my box this week are: fennel, lettuce, eggplant, kale, jalapenos, Thai basil, peppers, garlic, red onion, beets, zucchini, and parsley. This is truly local abundance!

Just as there is an abundant crop of local produce, we have in the store a bumper crop of books about the iconic and glorious East End. ”Local” can be experienced and enjoyed in many ways. The books below tell stories, capture in photographs, or otherwise document what it’s like to live here.

Summer Reads and Games for Kids!

Dear Reader,

Happy Summer! I hope you're enjoying the long days on the beach. I'm currently travelling but have left this Dear Reader issue in good hands! I'm delighted to introduce Melanie Fleishman, our esteemed Children's Book Buyer. She has wonderful suggestions for your young readers and has provided an excellent selection for you to browse here in this newsletter and in the store. 

Happy Reading!

Summer Reads and Happy Father's Day!

Dear Reader,

As I write this, the sun is shining, the temperature is climbing, and people are out and about strolling East Hampton's beautiful Main Street. What a difference a week makes! We’ve just endured a remarkably long stretch of unseasonably wet, windy, 50-degree weather, which seemed more conducive to hunkering down than venturing out. Fortunately, that's all behind us now - let the venturing begin!

It's Paperback Season!

Hello, Readers!

Do you smell it in the air? I’m talking about that warm-spring smell, not pollen. Although, I guess it’s hard to avoid the pollen if you are outside, smelling said air. I hope those with itchy eyes can read not only this fabulous e-mail, but also the titles I recommend!

A Few Ideas to Pique Your Interest

Hello, Readers!

I woke up today and realized that we are halfway through January.  In the haze of the holidays and the New Year, I haven’t had time to sit down and process what a fantastic few months we've had at BookHampton.  As someone who has worked in the store in both its old and new forms, I can say that we performed beautifully and you were incredibly receptive to our new ideas and layout. So, thank you.