December 21, 2012
It’s down to the wire to get your Christmas shopping done and we can help. We’ve got a lot of great ideas to choose from. Of course we always have a great selection of books, both new and used. We also have a number of games, toys, coffee mugs, book lights and now t-shirts. Here a just a few of the best ideas we have in stock.
Read or Die T-shirts just arrived. These have our logo on them as well.
Games by Morphology, Gamewright, Set, Banagrams, and Anomia.
The Minnesota Book of Skills: Your Guide to Smoking Whitefish, Sauna Etiquette, Tick Extraction, and More.
Penguin coffe Mugs.
Sock Monkey Ornaments.
The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Winner of this year’s National Book Award.
We offer free gift wrapping and Saturday we’ll have homemade cookies.
Our hours now through Christmas are Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-4 and Monday, Christmas Eve, 10-4.
October 7, 2011
We’ve been selling games for five years. But lately we’ve added even more non-book items to our bookstore. New games, magnetic poetry, toys, and t-shirts are arriving daily.
Magnetic Poetry arrived last week. We have some of the Essential Word Magnets, Kids, Voices, and Little Words magnets.
Our latest shipment of toys and puzzles just arrived from Melissa and Doug. These are high quality toys, puzzles, and art supplies. They built to last and reasonably priced.
Geotoys is a new product line we discovered about a week ago. We started with Geocards and Geopuzzles.
We’ve been selling literary t-shirts from Unshelved.com. Their next shirt should be available by November. It’s my favorite one yet.
This is only the beginning. We’ll be adding new items all the time.
December 3, 2010
Forbidden Island is one of the new games we have in stock. It’s a strategy game and all of the players need to work together. I’ve played the game and really enjoyed it. Our selection of games is growing. We have some of our bestsellers in stock as well as a few new ones.
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December 7, 2009
Ross Currier has been wandering around downtown Northfield getting gift suggestions from local retailers. Check out his blog to keep up.
He stopped by the Monkey last week. I picked out some games to recommend. We should be receiving more games this week.
I’ve been reading Lorrie Moore’s latest novel, The Gate at the Stairs. I’ve only just begun and I love this book. Lorre Moore is one of my favorite writers. The New York Times Book Review just picked it as one of the 10 best books this year. We still have some copies of The Gate at the Stairs in stock as well as some of her earlier books in paperback.
December 19, 2008
Another shipment of Gamewright games arrived at Monkey See, Monkey Read today. King Toad is the latest addition to our selection.
In the land of silly fast-playing card games, King Toad rules! We found that the combination of simple instructions and sticking out your tongue makes for a perfect game to play between the ages. As you play, you’ll hone both quick counting as well as non-ver
bal communication skills. Just be careful when sticking out your tongue if you play this game outside – you might actually catch a fly!
We have a few other of our favorites as well. Feed the Kitty, Rat-a-Tat Cat, Sleeping Queens, Toss Your Cookies, Tiki Topple, and On the Dot are all great family games.
December 18, 2008
Monkey See, Monkey Read has a great selection of games. Bananagrams is the latest addition. We’ve played it, we love it.
Bananagrams is a FAST and FUN word game that requires NO pencil, paper or board. All you need is a table. One hand can be played in as little as 5 minutes. Great family fun as well as being educational! Bananagrams portability makes it perfect for travel. Just grab the pouch and go!