'Tis the season - graduation season! We've done our homework here at BookHampton and we're stocked with all the BEST books for the graduate in your life, including inspirational stories from Hamilton actor Leslie Odom, Jr., words of advice from news anchor Gayle King, a Hangover Kit for post-celebration recovery, and much more. Our booksellers are ready to recommend the perfect book or gift for your grad - see you in the store!
Book Hampton Newsletters
BookHampton celebrates its second anniversary on Memorial Day weekend — and what a terrific two years we’ve had! I’m so pleased with the friendly support of the East Hampton community, our energetic and knowledgeable staff who continue to impress me day after day, and to be one of the many thriving independent bookstores across the country, as part of the renaissance of indie bookstores.
Let’s look ahead now toward what is shaping up to be our most exciting summer yet, including really strong books and a lively schedule of terrific author events. I’ll share with you regularly my lists of books you'll want to read and authors you'll want to hear this summer. New staff suggestions and author events will be posted frequently on our website. There is lots to look forward to — be sure to order/pre-order your books and mark your calendars now!
Bring on Spring! After our recent Four’easter, I began to think we’d never be rid of winter weather. But recently it has been a tad warmer, a bit brighter, and with air slightly lighter. As I walk through the store now after several weeks away, my eye is drawn to books which hint at warm weather, brilliant sunny days, budding and blooming flowers, and dreamy landscapes. At the same time, a number of fiction and non-fiction books on the front tables are also gathering early buzz. New books will start to arrive more often now that spring is upon us and the publishing cycle picks up speed.
This crop of new titles demonstrates how children’s and teenage narratives are reflecting the urgent issues of the day, the need for diverse voices, and the desire for a bit of escape to tide us over until winter flows into spring.
Dear Book Lovers,
We are introducing BookHampton's new membership program, BookLoyal.
For every $200.00 you spend at BookHampton, both in the store and on our website, you'll receive 10% off your next purchase at BookHampton. It's easy: you shop for books, gifts, toys, and more, and we'll track your accrued sales. We hope you'll be pleased with this new program and, as always, we're open to your thoughts and suggestions.
Signing up for our BookLoyal program takes just a moment at the registers or over the phone. Our booksellers are standing by! Thank you for your continued support!
In the world of books, bookselling, and publishing, 2018 certainly did not start off slowly!
When I finished my December Dear Reader, I wrote about endings and then, evoking my Janus image, I said I’d be talking about transitions and beginnings early in the new year. Somewhat naively, I envisioned a leisurely start to 2018 — time to recover from the busyness of the holiday season — with a moderate ramp up to discussing new books for early 2018. . .
As I sat down to pen this end-of-year Dear Reader, the image of Janus flashed into my mind. Recalling my high school Latin (with a quick consult on the Wikipedia website), I’m reminded that Janus is the god of beginnings, transitions, and endings. Let me switch that order and use this letter as a sort of Year in Review. (I just love that ambitious concept and will do anything to say it!)
To remind you and with equal fanfare, the end of 2017 also marks the end of BookHampton's first full calendar year. I'm so proud of what we've accomplished and from what I can tell, I think you are too!
BookHampton continues to thrive for many reasons...
Our shopping days are now numbered in the single digits so it's time to really focus. No more procrastinating! Here at BookHampton, we've offered up lots of titles for your consideration--both in our newsletters and through our online catalog. But there's one type of book that deserves a bit more attention: small books that could work as stocking stuffers. They are easy to carry, easy to ship, easy to wrap, entertaining, inspirational, and educational - a nice gesture without making a huge statement. These books work when, for whatever reason, size matters. They are some of our favorite, most fun books to recommend!
Of course, don't forget the ultimate stocking stuffer - the mighty Gift Card! For the book lover in your life, a BookHampton Gift Card and Tote Bag is sure to please!
Shopping can be overwhelming, especially during the holiday season. Choosing the perfect book for everyone on your list can be daunting but don't worry, we're here to help! It’s a thrill for us as booksellers to help you work through your list— whether it’s your soon-to-be daughter-in-law who enjoys really good contemporary literature, your nephew who lives for sports, your colleagues who need a book small enough to be a stocking stuffer, your son the artist, your mother who loves to cook, your sister who needs a coffee table book for her new home, your best friend who is going through a tough time, or…. and on and on, you get the idea!
As always, we’re here to help you in several ways, have a look at some of our personal favorites to give this holiday season!
With two weeks until Christmas, I hope you will come into the store, call us, or browse ourHoliday catalog. However we can help you find the right book, it would be our pleasure! It’s why we love what we do!
Happy Holidays! See you in the store!
BookHampton’s second holiday season is well underway and we have lots of wonderful picks for your younger ones — books as well as an enticing variety of gifts and toys.
See you in the store,
Children's Book Buyer