Sandman's blog

Help Me Save the Bookstore (Today!)

  • Posted on: 30 December 2022
  • By: Sandman

Dear Readers,

Can you help me get Charlotte County's attention? I don't know where else to turn except to hope that one of you knows the right people and can help us out today (12/30/22). The bookstore move is at a standstill while we wait for code enforcement, who promised to be here yesterday but never showed up. They must visit us TODAY or the rest of the books are lost forever. 

Here's what happened:

Book Recommendations for 12/22

  • Posted on: 22 December 2022
  • By: Sandman

Kathy's Picks

Check out some shiny new titles selected by our resident bookseller, Kathy.

2023 Book To Film

  • Posted on: 22 December 2022
  • By: Sandman

Book to Film 2023

[coming soon! check back in a few minutes for an update] 12/29

Really Really Really Ridiculously Good Book Sale

  • Posted on: 11 December 2022
  • By: Sandman

Moving, Unexpectedly. 

With three weeks' notice, we have to pack up our entire bookstore to clear the way for repairs to the building. 

What does that mean for readers? 

HUGE DISCOUNTS. We do NOT want to put things in storage if we can help it - and we've marked everything down to encourage you guys to buy it so we don't have to store it. Also, our fixtures and furniture and art is all for sale right now too - so if you have a favorite chair, now's the time to ask about buying it! 

When It Rains, It Pours

  • Posted on: 12 November 2022
  • By: Sandman

Hurricane CleanupA Tale of 3 Storms (Part 2)

This fall, we experienced three separate storms that caused a huge amount of damage to the bookshop. (The preliminary estimates suggest we suffered over a million dollars in damage to our store and inventory.) Rapid response and cleanup saved a lot, but we are looking at a massive loss and there's an unimaginable amount of work left to do. 

A Blustery Day

  • Posted on: 1 October 2022
  • By: Sandman

Hurricane Ian Updates 

Our brick-and-mortar store is presently closed due to Hurricane Ian. HOWEVER, you can still order online! The webstore is current and up to date. Online orders are being fulfilled as normal. We SUPER appreciate the business since it is our only source of income right now (and we have a lot of repairs to pay for).

Note: I'm adding updates to this page rather than creating a new blog post. Skip down to: Sep 30 | Oct 3 | Oct 4 | Oct 11-12

Courtney Crumrin, Goth Girl

  • Posted on: 17 September 2022
  • By: Sandman

Ted Naifeh (bestselling author-artist)

Banned Books

  • Posted on: 16 September 2022
  • By: Sandman

Banned Books WeekBanned Books

It's that time of year again! Banned Books Week is here and (once again) the list of titles is overwhelming and horrifying. 

For each of these titles, I've linked the most affordable copy available but if you'd like to have more collectible editions, let me know! I'll be glad to compile a list of beautifully bound volumes.

Tales and Dreams: Enter Sandman

  • Posted on: 12 August 2022
  • By: Sandman

Enter SandmanPreludes and Nocturnes

Six days ago, The Sandman came to life on screen, with a big budget, under the close and careful management of its creator Neil Gaiman.

It's The End of the World As We Know It

  • Posted on: 11 August 2022
  • By: Sandman

A Reading List

Dystopian novels form a huge part of science-fiction literature (but they don't have to be sci-fi). Here, I've compiled a list of some of the best-loved titles, arranged by year of publication. If your favorite is missing, send me a note; I'd love to add it. 

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