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Dane County Farmers’ Market & Verona Farmers’ Market

Dane County Farmers' Market & Verona Farmers' Market

We have been keeping busy on Saturdays at the farmers market! We are once again located on State street, in front of the bus shelter near Teddy Wedgers. You can find us every Saturday from around 8-2 as long as the weather is decent. We are working hard to offer lots of new items every week. Thank you to everyone who has already stopped out to say hello or make a purchase this season! We’ve had a great season so far. The weather has been gorgeous, and it’s been wonderful to see so many familiar faces as well as lots of new ones!

Starting Tuesday, June 17, we will also be selling our bookish goodies at our local farmers’ market in Verona Wisconsin. This market is located on Main Street in Verona at Hometown Junction, which is right off of the bike path and just up the block from Millers and Tuvalu. Our market is small, but full of great things! Veggies, eggs, popcorn, and amazing wood-fired pizza made by La Fortuna, to name a few! Stop by on Tuesdays from 4-7 to see our newest creations starting on June 17!


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June 9, 2014 · 4:57 pm

Well Read State

Well Read State

A little tribute to my home state. I sincerely love living here. We have some pretty amazing libraries and book shops. I love my children’s school and teachers. And I especially love vending at the Dane County Farmers market where we get to share our bookish creations, meet fun people and chat about our favorite books every week!

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March 7, 2014 · 6:05 am

Vintage Books Revisited

Vintage Books Revisited

We have rekindled our vintage shop on etsy and have begun to fill it with some great old books. Check out our latest finds!

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March 1, 2014 · 7:02 pm

Our Hobbit-hole inspired gingerbread house

Our Hobbit-hole inspired gingerbread house

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.”

Our family, mostly my son and I, had fun making this hobbit inspired gingerbread house today. We had plans to spend the day decorating the house and then later on we would go to see The Desolation of Smaug. The movie didn’t work out as my littlest one is under the weather, but we had a lot of fun with the gingerbread house!

It was the first time I have ever tried making gingerbread from scratch. I used a basic recipe and made royal icing. I did not have the patience to figure out how to make the house more rounded like a hobbit hole, but I thought it turned out cute anyway!

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December 25, 2013 · 4:47 pm

Last minute handmade gift shopping in Madison!

Last minute handmade gift shopping in Madison!

We have been busy elves at The Bookish Life headquarters this month! We’re so grateful for all of our awesome customers and are happy to know that lots of people will be receiving special bookish gifts this season.

If you are still looking for a special gift, there is a great opportunity at Bright Red Studios in Madison this weekend. I will be there selling my work at a Holiday Bazaar along with several other artists who make clothing, jewelry, accessories and lots of other goodies. Click the photo link for more info! The show is on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 21 & 22. Pop in if you are in the area!

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December 18, 2013 · 9:17 am

25% off Gifts for Bookworms!

25% off Gifts for Bookworms!

If you have been considering a gift or a little something for yourself from our shop, now is your chance to save big! Use coupon code THANKS2013 to save 25% on everything in our shop now through December 2, 2013!

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November 29, 2013 · 9:16 am

Ninth Annual Holiday Craftacular!

Ninth Annual Holiday Craftacular!

We’ll be at the Masonic Center downtown Madison, WI from 10 to 4 on Saturday, November 23. Stop by to see our newest creations and start your holiday shopping. There will be over 50 great vendors showing off their handmade wares. Free tote bags filled with donations from vendors for the first 50 shoppers!

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November 22, 2013 · 11:22 pm