Find out what local booksellers chose as the Best of the Best in Frisco
If you go
What: The Next Page’s annual Best of the Best
When: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11
Where: The Next Page Books & Nosh, 409 Main St., Frisco
More information: Call (970) 668-9291, or visit http://www.nextpagebooks.com
The Next Page Books & Nosh will host its annual Best of the Best celebration at the bookstore on Main Street in Frisco on Thursday, Dec. 11. The event is a chance for the booksellers to thank their customers for shopping throughout the year.
“We will be serving refreshments, and each of us will be presenting our three favorite books from this past year, our three favorite reads, in a very short and funny presentation,” said Lisa Holenko, manager of The Next Page. “We’ll have the books on display and lists to give out, so anyone who misses it tomorrow night can come in and grab the list afterwards.”
The Next Page owner Karen Berg said the book picks from each of her staff members won’t be revealed to customers until the Best of the Best event, and the anticipation helps make it the staff’s favorite night of the year.
“It’s an opportunity for us to do what we do best, which is tell you about great books,” she said. “We read for a living, and we just love to talk about books, so it’s an opportunity for us to showcase what we think we do really well.”
RANGE OF TITLES
Among last year’s almost two dozen selections were “Dog Songs,” by Mary Oliver, and “Night Film,” by Marisha Pessl, for adults; “If You Want to See a Whale,” by Julie Fogliano, for kids; and “The Rithmatist,” by Brandon Sanderson, for teens.
“A few from last year that we were particularly happy about were ‘I Am Malala’ — she won the Nobel Peace Prize, so she’s on her way now to get her award, so that was one of our picks from last year — and ‘The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’ was also one of our favorites from last year,” Berg said.
“We try to get a broad array of titles so they aren’t all from one genre. We know what each other is presenting, and sometimes we fight over who gets to present what.”
“It really is just our favorite reads,” Holenko said. “We’re not asking the customers what they like to read and giving them advice; we’re sharing with them what we loved throughout the year, so it lets us tell them a little bit about ourselves.”
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