We’re still busy celebrating the first day of school here. Between my years as a student and years as a teacher, the first day of school always feels like New Year’s to me. New lunchboxes, new folders, new pens and pencils. The new school year is a time of new beginnings (yes, I know that’s a redundant term, but I like it anyway.)
Each year, I bake this cake for the first day of school. I know my cake decorating skills could be improved, but Tom and Huck like it and they helped frost the cake. It’s supposed to look like a chalkboard with the dotted lines younger kids learn to write on. The writing, admittedly too thick because I used the wrong icing tip, reads, “Happy 1st Day of School” That red thing on the right is supposed to be an apple.
I’ve been waiting to hear from someone who attended this year’s Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar about how it was. Special Collections Librarian for the Providence Public Library, Richard Ring has posted about each day of the seminar on the library’s Special Collections blog. Click on the links below to read all about his experience at the seminar.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: If you are considering becoming a bookseller or have recently decided to become a bookseller, you need to attend this seminar. It’s like getting years worth of experience one short week. If you’re not sure what’s covered during the seminar, you can read the posts below and find out. Enjoy!
See you in the stacks!