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** We need to start the blog this week with a small but vital correction! This month's storytime will, in fact, take place on Saturday 18 August **
Storytime \ FREE \ 11:30am \ 18 August
Storytime is upon us again and the theme this month is Artists and Painters. Come in and grab yourself a cushion for an hour-long interactive storytime with professional storyteller Ruth Concannon in the Gallery Shop. All welcome - the more the merrier.
If you're an avid shop blog reader, and let's be honest here - who isn't - you may recall that we featured illustrator Rachel Corcoran's beautiful products a few months ago. It just so happens that our customers love them as much as we do, so this week we received a delivery of some new prints and cards from the range that we are pretty thrilled about.
Each print and card is handmade in Ireland, printed on fsc-certified paper with recycled back-boards and corn-starch sleeves which means they are plastic free.
Local \ sustainable & beautiful. Everyone's a winner.
Signed A4 prints (€28.50) \ greeting cards (€4.50). These aesthetically perfect pictures were robbed from Corcoran's own site.
I think you'll agree that Corcoran's illustrations kindle some fairly potent childhood wonder. There is something a little bit magic about her work, and we adore it.
Book of the Week #27
This week's book of the week is the brand new novel by Michael Hughes, Country. An Armagh native, Hughes' latest book offers a "vivid and brutal" reimagining of Homer's Iliad set in the late twentieth century against the backdrop of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
"Northern Ireland, 1996.
After twenty-five years of conflict, the IRA and the British have agreed an uneasy ceasefire, as a first step towards lasting peace. But if decades of savage violence are leading only to smiles and handshakes, those on the ground in the border country will start to question what exactly they have been fighting for."
Each week you'll find a new book of the week beside the till, alongside the previous week's title, both of which will be on sale with 10% off for their fortnight in the spotlight.
Last week's book of the week was Seamus Heaney: 100 Poems
See you next week!