Have you noticed those cool bookmarks we keep on the front counter? The ones that look like they were made by a 3rd grader? That might be because they were made by a third grader. Every one of those cool, kid-made bookmarks Continue reading

Busy Life Got You Down?

Get Organized!

With the new school year starting up it can be hard to keep track of all the comings and goings of an active family. With sporting events, holidays, school functions, and everything else (don’t forget birthdays, doctor appointments, and your Continue reading

First Saturday Story Hour Returns!


It’s almost October, and that means another First Saturday, and that means another First Saturday Story Hour! Each and every month, on the first Saturday Encore Books will be hosting a story hour for children ages 6 and up. Stacy Continue reading

Extended Hours Survey

Our current hours seem to work well for most of our customers… but what if there are people are can’t get in to buy books before we close? Who knows what they might be reading! We want everyone to be able to Continue reading

Support Your Local ________ Store: 5 ways you can help a small business succeed (without spending any money)


We get a lot of questions from our customers such as “How’s business?” and “Have e-books hurt you?” and then they say something like, “I really love your store and I hope you don’t ever close.” We don’t want to close either, and Continue reading

Dog Days


These hot days we’re having are known as the Dog Days of summer, so-called because the Dog Star (aka Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major) rises and sets with the sun. I only mention this because it Continue reading

Here’s Waldo!


Waldo, that perennially peripatetic and casually camouflaged guy in red and white stripes, is in town! Find him at the 25 participating local businesses and you might win a prize. A complete list of businesses where you might find Waldo is available at Continue reading

We’ll be closed on Friday, July 4th


… but we’ll be open again on Saturday July 5th. We’ll be celebrating Independence Day with our family and hope you all enjoy the holiday and a long weekend, too! Like this:Like Loading…

And the winners are…


This year, something happened that’s never happened before in the history of Murder & Mayhem: we received two completely correct entry submissions! Linda Wiegartz and Becky Henning came in a day apart with the same solution, but only one of Continue reading

Murder & Mayhem: Week 4 Update

“The good news is that we have almost got this investigation wrapped up,” says Detective Hardcover. “The bad news is that there are still enough unanswered questions that we can’t say for certain whodunnit.”  He went to say that he’s verified the Continue reading