Book Hampton Newsletters

Dear Reader July 2018

Dear Reader,

The enthusiasm barometer for reading goes off the charts in the summer. People walk into BookHampton asking us for the "best summer reads." Magazines, newspapers, blogs, and Instagram abound with both general and highly focused summer reading lists. And one of our most favorite customers, Jimmy Fallon, just launched a book club, Tonight Show Summer Reads. In the summer we allow ourselves the time and space to read books. We grant ourselves more freedom to relax with a good book, or two, or three. I love seeing both adults and kids walk out of the store with armfuls of books.

You may be wondering what's on my summer reading list? I've recently mentioned a number of really worthy books in my past two newsletters and here is my updated list of summer reads:

Newsletter: Father's Day

Dear Reader,

As a child growing up, and certainly now as a mother, I always think there is a hierarchy to the holidays celebrating the three primary family members. First and foremost is Mother's Day, followed by Father's Day as a distant second and then, barely remembered, Children's Day. Am I the only child whose parents used to say, "But every day is Children's Day!"?  

When it comes to choosing books to mark these family holidays, I think that Father's Day comes out ahead! There are just so many books - for both adults and children - in the store now to delight Dads.  Here are just a few:

Newsletter: For the Grads In Your Life!

'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!

Dear Reader May 2018

Dear Reader,

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!

Dear Reader: Bring On Spring!

Dear Reader,

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. 

Dear Book Lovers: A Valentine For Book Lovers

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!
 

Dear Reader: "Fire and Fury" and Beyond

Dear Reader,

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. . .