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from the Shelf

news • events • happenings

June 2019
Volume VI Issue 6

from the Editor

June is here and the staff of the Hockessin BookShelf loves summer!

Do you know why?


  1. Looking for Father's Day, graduation gifts, or end of the year teacher gifts? Stop by and browse our shelves, and remember that we are always happy to special order a title for you!
  2. Our shelves are packed with a wonderful selection of books to satisfy your summer reading cravings!
  3. We also stock a diverse classic and summer reading section for your required summer reading needs.
  4. Story Time Under the Big Tree at Woodside Farm Creamery returns for the summer!
  5. Our Summer Reading Challenge for kids is also back this Summer!
  6. Have you ever wanted to join a book club? Summer, with your increased free time, is a great time to try one out. There is information about the three we offer below.
  7. But the real reason we love summer is that we can sit outside, soak up the sun and read, read, read!

There is more information below about all of our programming, or you can check out our website (https://hockessinbookshelf.com/) or stop by and ask one of our knowledgeable booksellers!

Save the Date

Happy Hour with the Author

Andrew Shaffer

Hope Rides Again


Friday, July 12th; 6:30 PM

Drip Cafe, Lantana Square


More information to follow!

special events at the Shelf

staff Shelf pick

Lisa's Pick

Before We Were Yours

By: Lisa Wingate


Before We Were Yours is a fascinating story, told in alternating chapters, moving between the past and present. In 1939 Memphis, Rill Foss and her siblings are growing up along the river when they are kidnapped and placed at the Tennessee Children’s Home Society until they are sold to new families. In present day South Carolina, Avery Stafford has moved home and a chance encounter with the elderly resident of an extended care facility leads her to question her family’s history. Filled with beautiful descriptions, horrific details ripped from the pages of history and the possibility of romance, Before We Were Yours is a thought-provoking and compelling read! (Read the author’s note to learn more about the history of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society Orphanage)

book groups at the Shelf

the Shelf in the community

Little Book Shelf

Each quarter we will be purchasing a set of NEW books curated by the Hockessin Book Shelf for our "Little BookShelf" which will be donated to various organization and causes in our area.


For the month of May, we partnered with Reading Assist Institute, supplying books to support their programming. Reading Assist Institute (RAI) is dedicated to children with significant reading challenges, teaching them the foundational skills of reading and empowering them to succeed academically. They help struggling readers learn the basic mechanics of reading, and train tutors, parents and teachers in an evidence-based, multisensory, structured approach to literacy education.


Together with our customers generous donations, we were able to provide this organization with 65 books.


If you know of a non-profit who would benefit from partnering with The Little BookShelf please email the store.

Special Evening Storytime

Tuesday, June 25th

7:00 PM


Join the Hockessin Book Shelf under the big tree at Woodside Farm Creamery for a special evening children’s book reading with Rick DeDonato, nationally published author of the Pipsie, Nature Detective series. Pajamas welcome!

on the Shelf this month


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