George and Sylvia Givens, a frustrated teacher and a game-for-anything wife and mother, opened Boonshire Books in 1976 in an old gas station on Boonsboro road. After clearing away the fumes and cobwebs and covering up the oil stains with remnant carpeting, they began a legacy that has since gone through many incarnations.
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Our July Read-of-the-Month
This is How it Always Is
by Laurie Frankel
When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy. At least their large, loving, chaotic family knows what to expect. But Claude is not like his brothers. One day he puts on a dress and refuses to take it off. He wants to bring a purse to kindergarten. He wants hair long enough to sit on. When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn aren't panicked at first. Kids go through phases, after all, and make-believe is fun. But soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day it explodes.
"Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again; parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts..."
-People, "Book of the Week"
"This wise and often funny novel is a compassionate lesson in discovering and welcoming what makes each of us."
Available in paperback: July special 10% off, booklover 20% off
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