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Book Shop News: Just in (Valen-)Time
The new year is a time of discovery at the Cathedral Book Shop: first we (re)discover how wonderful our customers have been. It’s been a great year, and we appreciate not only your business, but also the excellent suggestions you’ve offered as to what folks want to be reading next (or re-reading the great old classics).

If you’re one of those people who’ve forsworn Valentines that melt in your hand in favor of tokens of affection that last longer than one swallow, you’ll want to consider the Book Shop’s array of greetings and little gifts for the one(s) you love. You can place your heart in the palm of her/his hand – a simple smooth red stone heart, carved in Kenya; or a magical blown glass heart, unique and beautiful as the love you share. Or a red heart-shaped box, into which you could tuck a cookie or a poem; or a light-catching glass ornament to hang in the window to remind someone how they bring color and light into your life.

Or if you want to celebrate love in a larger, more universal sense, turn the pages of love poems by the Persian poet Rumi; or Love Poems from God, collected in a wonderful translation by Daniel Ladinsky of twelve mystical poets from East and West. The possibilities are endless, just like your love, and like the eternal Love it echoes; come and see…