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The Mother's Guild and Once Upon a Time Bookstore in Montrose have teamed up to provide you an easy way to purchase your required summer reading this year. Once Upon a Time will donate 20% of the sales to the Mother's Guild and the St. Francis community will be supporting a local business -- everyone wins!
You have the option to pick up your books via contactless curbside pick up (for free) or to have them shipped to you (starts at $2). Local delivery is not available for these orders.
On all orders- USE DISCOUNT CODE: GK - in order to receive 5% off ALL orders (discount can be applied to ALL books purchased through us - not just summer reading) placed through 7/31/2020.
*You may call the store (818-248-9668) and we'll hold the requested books - for 2 days- behind the counter for you to pick up.
*Prices of books are subject to change*
El alquimista (Coelho)
Nothing can make one feel happier to be forced to shelter in place than contemplating being in Thomas Cromwell’s shoes. The blacksmith’s son who rose to be the most trusted and honored adviser to an increasingly erratic and dangerous Henry VIII was in a situation in which it was impossible to win. In this third volume in the Booker Prize-winning series Henry goes through the last 4 of his 6 wives, while Cromwell tries to help him fend off Scotland, France, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire, while also avoiding the plague, the “sweating sickness,” and scheming noblemen determined to destroy him. Mantel’s writing is lively and modern with frequent sword-thrusts of wit, and she sees into the hearts of the major players who, in history, have often been portrayed as villains. A great read—you’ll be pulled into another world, but one that has parallels to our own. - reviewed by Nikki