Slow Down, Carol, slow down!

When I was in school, which was eons ago, my teachers remarked about how neat my script writing was, how I stayed in the lines and made it easy for them to read.

Life seemed to be less complicated then. Ah, those were the days!

After years of writing only on my computer…tapping away at the keys, my handwriting has gotten almost illegible and I am trying to take time now to change that.

There have been conversations in certain circles asking if students should still be taught cursive writing. I may be old school, but I think it would be a shame to lose this means of communicating. I thought of this once again when I was looking at a book we just got in here at Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine. It is Jennifer Basye Sander’s There’s More You Should Know: A Journal of My Life. It’s a beautiful journal with blank lined pages ready to be filled that have numerous prompts, including, Is there anything you think you did too much of in your life? Did you choose your profession, or did it choose you? Is there one character trait that best describes your family? As I read through this book, I kept thinking it would be a wonderful gift to leave for loved ones because sometimes we really don’t know each other. Then I thought, wow, I’d have to be very diligent when writing my responses so that they were legible. Then I had another thought…Perhaps it is a non sequitur, but nonetheless…

How wonderful it is to have access to books such as There’s More You Should Know, as well as the shelves of books that we offer here at the store, along with all the events we host. Already so early this year we’ve hosted several book clubs, Carol Goodman, author of River Road, a parenting workshop, a wine tasting, paint & sip, memoir-writing workshop with Nancy Kelton, author of Finding Mr. Rightstein, an artist’s meet & greet, Girl Scout troop, and Lauren Schroff, author of her latest book, Angels on Earth. I dare say during each of these events, a discovery was made, a conversation developed, and a community was served.

Yes, we’re all busy, hurrying through life, whether it is from going here to there, choosing to read 140 character tweets rather than an entire book, or penning a rushed note, but isn’t it nice to know there’s a place that one can come to sit, sip, listen, converse with each other and make new discoveries?

A Visit from a Local Girl Scout Group

What a nice time we had yesterday with a visit from a local Girl Scout troop. We did a writing exercise on stereotypes and bullying that the girls fully participated in. If you have a troop you’d like to bring in to our store, please let us know. It’s one of the many reasons why we are here!

Tired of the Bar Scene?

Tired of the bar scene, but want a fun place to socialize, meet a friend—old or new, bring a date or arrange a blind date? Why not consider meeting at Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine? We serve wine, craft beers, coffee, tea and so much more.

Here are some events you may want to attend for a fun evening out:

Thursday, January 12th, 7PM: An Introduction to wine. Details here: http://turnofthecorkscrew.com/event/an-introduction-to-the-world-of-wine/

 

Friday, January 13th, 7PM: Paint & Sip, Details here: http://turnofthecorkscrew.com/event/paint-sip-2/

 

Thursday, January 19th, 6 PM, Speed Psychic Reading, Details here:

http://turnofthecorkscrew.com/event/mickeys-speed-psychic-reading/

 

Holiday Hours and More….

We will close at 4 PM on Christmas Even and New Year’s Eve

We will be closed Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 26th and New Year’s Day

YES, WE HAVE A PRIVATE ROOM TO RENT…birthday parties, business meetings…etc. Come check it out and ask for details!

Book Clubs, if you hold your book meeting here,

order your monthly selection from us and get 10% off.

We now carry both new and used books. Come find some gems!

GoFundMe Campaign Update

We Still Need Your Help

Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine has been opened for over a year now. For several months, we were going in the right direction. It was gratifying to see our hard work, commitment and long hours adding to our success. But then in May 2016 street closures due to major construction turned the tide for us in a negative way. Here it is December and finally it seems that the construction is over, after our street had been closed every day for months. What followed was our bills piling up while our sales went down. Customers told us they couldn’t get to us due to the mess our street was in. Our business plan didn’t account for this major interruption in business, which is why we are asking for help…because we need your help! We, Peggy and Carol, are co-owners who put our homes on the line and invested over $100,000 of our own money because we believed in this venture, (and still do) not because we expected to get rich. However, we never expected something as unexpected as street construction to hinder our accomplishment. We have many events scheduled in the coming months and need to order books for them, as well as more books and products for the holiday season while a sizeable loan payment lingers over us.

Therefore, if you liked what we bring to the community, as well as the South Shore of Long Island, won’t you please help keep us in business? In order to do this, we are trying to raise $75,000 to get us back on our feet. We have reached over $10,000 thus far and are so appreciative. Thank you, but we could continue using your help. Very much appreciated….https://www.gofundme.com/2tph29zy

VOLUME DISCOUNTS!

 

Have you considered buying books as gifts in volume? Do you have teachers, patients, students, parishioners who could use a book as a gift? We can help with the selection since our store has a program for your business, school, nonprofit or church and can offer a discounted price for large discounts. Please ask for details. 516-764-6000

 

We Need Your Help

 

gofundme

Turn of the Corkscrew, Books & Wine has been opened for a year now. For several months, we were going in the right direction. It was gratifying to see our hard work, commitment and long hours adding to our success. But then in May 2016 street closures due to major construction turned the tide for us in a negative way. Here it is October and the construction is still going on, with our street being closed every day for almost two months. What followed was our bills piling up while our sales went down. Customers told us they couldn’t get to us due to the mess our street was in. Our business plan didn’t account for this major interruption in business, which is why we are asking for help…because we need your help! If we don’t get some funding, our doors will have to be closed and the community will lose an independent bookstore that is a place for the community to gather where we host many programs, including author discussions, workshops, and our very successful Creative Writers Camp we hosted this summer for 18 young talented writers. We, Peggy and Carol, are co-owners who put our homes on the line and invested over $100,000 of our own money because we believed in this venture, (and still do) not because we expected to get rich. However, we never expected something as unexpected as street construction to hinder our accomplishment. We have many events scheduled in the coming months and need to order books for them, as well as books and products for the holiday season while a sizeable loan payment lingers over us.

Therefore, if you liked what we brought to the community, as well as the South Shore of Long Island, won’t you please help keep us in business? In order to do this, we are trying to raise $75,000 to get us back on our feet. Many of you asked that we not leave the community…please help us stay.

https://www.gofundme.com/2tph29zy

And…if you haven’t been here in a while, here’s a video of what we’ve brought to the community since we’ve opened – and we hope that we can be here for years to come!