December 5, 2011 — Do you or someone on your holiday gift list love books, authors and book-themed decor for your home or office?
You’ll find unique bookends, paperweights, book bags, author Bobble heads and much more at the Between Friends Gift Shops at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., and Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway. Gifts range from $3 to $50 and they’re tax-free. The shops also feature painting, photography, purses and jewelry handcrafted by local, Ozarks artists.
Especially for the holidays, the stores are also filled with winter and Christmas-themed tree ornaments, serving dishes, children’s toys, clothing and baby gifts.
And if you loved the Friends of the Library Fall or Spring Book Sale, you’ll love the vast collection of pre-read, like-new books and best-sellers priced at a fraction of their original cost.
The gift shop at the Library Center is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday. For information call 883-6936. The Library Station gift shop is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday. For details call 616-0679.
For your convenience, shop the Between Friends Gift Shops Online Store and have gifts shipped to your home or anywhere in the world. The online store carries many of the same book-themed gifts, jewelry and original designs by local artists that you’ll find in the gift shops.
The site www.betweenfriendsgiftshops.org will take shoppers to a consumer-friendly, secure website.
The gift shops return about $80,000 in cash and gift donations annually to the Springfield-Greene County Library District for programs and services for everyone.
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