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10 Warm Ideas for Cold Days

The temperature is dropping, the ground is still bare, and there are a lot of school holidays ahead.  Here are some ideas from Royal River Books on how to stay warm and cozy and constructive this holiday season. Do a puzzle. We have a great selection of puzzles at the bookstore ranging from 100 pieces…

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Back to School!

I think back to school is a bigger deal for me than it is for my kids.  They smile for the camera, faces glowing from running around under the sun all summer, and then jump onto the bus.  All day my thoughts go back to school wondering how their first day is going.  I wait…

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Author Talk with Abdi Nor Iftin

Join us at: Merrill Memorial Library 215 Main Street Yarmouth, ME on Saturday, August 4th from 3pm to 4:30pm Abdi Iftin is a naturally gifted speaker. His stories have been featured on various radio and television stations; most recently on CNN. Abdi’s story was one of 60 Peabody finalists in 2015. Abdi’s stories are personal…

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Required Summer Reading

As the school year comes to a close, I always look forward to getting the required summer reading lists from the area school.  I never fail to discover a fascinating book that would have escaped my notice if it hadn’t been on the list.  The summer reading lists for 2018 did not disappoint.  Here are…

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Support YEF on Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Did you know there is a salmon hatchery at Yarmouth Elementary? Did you know that an underwater robotics program sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research is coming to Harrison Middle School? Have you heard about the printmaking press at Yarmouth High School? These are just a few of the exciting initiatives that would…

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Great Graphic Novels

A few years ago I brought home the graphic novel, El Deafo by Cece Bell.  I was looking for something different to read to the kids.  El Deafo is an autobiography in which Cece tells the story about going deaf as a young girl in the 70s.  It was my first experience with a graphic…

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Great Gifts at Royal River Books!

Still looking for the perfect gifts for those hard-to-please people on your list? Don’t worry, head to Royal River Books! Here are 10 good reasons to make sure there are lots of books under the tree this year! 1. Books are easy to wrap. 2. Books don’t need batteries. 3. Books don’t hurt when you…

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Royal River Books & Gifts

Whenever there is a vacant store front on Main Street in Yarmouth I hear, “I wish someone would open a gift shop”. I like what that says about our community. It would appear that the lovely folks that live here and visit here enjoy giving gifts and would like more gift giving options. While I…

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New Faces at Royal River Books

If you have stopped by the bookstore this summer, you have probably noticed some new faces behind the counter and a new four legged friend greeting you at the door.  We were very sad to lose two wonderful staff members early in the summer.  Leslie has relocated to Massachusetts and Becky (and Sunny) are pursuing…

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Happy Father’s Day!

Since June is crazy with the school year ending and graduations, I started to wonder whose idea it was to put Father’s Day on the third Sunday of the month.  I looked on Wikipedia and found that in 1915 Mr. Harry Meek determined that Father’s Day should be on his birthday, which was the third…

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