Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Week Hours

12/19  Mon   9a-8p  (Open Early)
12/20  Tues   9a-8p  (Open Early)
12/21  Wed   9a-8p   (Open Early)
12/22  Thurs  9a-8p   (Open Early)
12/23  Fri      9a-9p   (Open Early & Late!)
12/24  Sat     9a-4p   Christmas Eve
12/25  Sun    Closed      Merry Christmas!
12/26  Mon   10a-8p  (regular hours until New Year's Eve)

Shop's fun, it's convenient, you can see all your friends & neighbors, and keep your dollars in the local community!
  • We can still order many books and have them before Christmas (order by Wed 12/21-call or stop by to check availability).  
  • We have lots of wonderful books & gifts in stock.
  • A Beehive Giftcard always makes the perfect gift!

Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

Monday, November 28, 2011

BOND, JAMES Reading Wenesday 11/30 @ 7pm

Michelle Disler OWU Professor & Author of
[Bond, James] alphabet, anatomy, (auto)biography

What do MFK Fisher, William Hazlitt, Gertrude Stein, and James Bond have in common?

Three are writers whom Michelle Disler counts as influences and one is the subject of her new book, [BOND, JAMES]. The book is a series of prose poems and essays deconstructing 007 as model masculinity in world culture. Join us for a reading, Q & A, and book signing.

Check out Joe Blundo's column on Michelle from this Sunday's Dispatch:   Dispatch Joe Blundo Column

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shop Local - Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

Want a more relaxing, more impactful Holiday Shopping experience this Thanksgiving Weekend? Shop Downtown Delaware!
Have a unique, engaged experience, find some fabulous gifts, and keep your dollars in the local economy.

Wednesday 11/23 10a-6p
Thursday 11/24 Closed
Friday 11/25 9a-8p
Saturday 11/26 10a-8p
Sunday 11/27 Noon-4p

Have a safe & wonderful Thanksgiving and THANK YOU for shopping at Beehive Books.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Community Forum Thursday 11/17 @ 7pm

World Issues Community Forum:  from Egypt’s Tahrir Square to Occupy Wall Street. 
What the new worldwide protest movements mean for America.

Join us for a conversation about events and issues around the world, with emphasis on the ongoing Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street movement, and political protest movements worldwide.

Hear a discussion with Ohio Wesleyan University Professor of Politics and Government Sean Kay, and Ohio Wesleyan University Professor of History Michael Flamm, moderated by Ohio State University Humanities Institute Associate Fred Andrle.

You are invited to take an active part in the event with your comments and questions.

This event is co-sponsored by the Ohio State University Humanities Institute and Beehive Books, as a part of the Institute’s series “Conversations in the Humanities.”

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Reading Dogs are Back! Thursday 11/3 @ 4pm.

Come read with the friendly, specially-trained dogs from Acme Canine.  For those kids who could not come to our Reading Dogs last August, NOW is your chance!  The dogs will be paired with children ages 6 to 12 to share a story and practice reading skills. Please call us at 740-363-2337 or e-mail us at to reserve a spot for this program. Reservations are requested, but walk-ins are welcomed.
The dog-friendly program will feature Woofie, other canine pals along with their owners. The pets and owners have been trained by Acme Canine of Lewis Center, which is presenting the program.

Laura Pakis, owner of Acme Canine, said, "We've held reading sessions at a number of libraries in Columbus, and it's been a huge hit. Children love spending time with attentive, furry friends who won't judge them if they stumble over a word or don't understand a passage. Reading improves as the child relaxes, and the adults are there to help with pronunciation and comprehension.

For more about Acme Canine go go

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Book Talk with Artist Matt Kish Thursday Oct. 20th @ 7pm

Inspired by one of the world's greatest novels, Ohio artist Matt Kish embarked on an epic voyage of his own, and the result is Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page of Moby-Dick.

Join us for a reading, discussion of the project, and signing. Plus, hopefully, Matt can draw some pictures in your book.

Kish said he felt as foolhardy as Ishmael, the novel’s narrator, and as obsessed as Captain Ahab in his quest for the great white whale. “I see now that the project was an attempt to fully understand this magnificent novel, to walk through every sun-drenched word, to lift up all the hatches and open all the barrels, to smell, taste, hear, and see every seabird, every shark, every sailor, every harpooner, and every whale.”

Kish spent nearly every day for 18 months toiling away in a small closet he converted into an art studio. To share the work with family and friends, he started the blog “One Drawing for Every Page of Moby-Dick,” where he posted his work on a daily basis.

Kish lives in Dublin, Ohio and works full-time as a librarian for the Dayton Metropolitan Library. For more details, check out his blog at   And Tin House Matt Kish

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Life is Good in Delaware, Ohio

Sometimes when you plan an event at an independent bookstore in Delaware, Ohio on a Tuesday evening in late September, you think to yourself---It's a good date. What else could possibly be going on?

It turns out there was a lot going on in Delaware last night.  Our event with the poetry group House of Toast was one of 3 other events that I knew of within a 1/2 mile radius of our store (walking distance).  And we had a full house of people listening to an incredible group of poets.

Among the other events were OWU professor Sean Kay, whose book launch of Celtic Revival we hosted back in June with a discussion led by Fred Andrle, who was a featured poet at our House of Toast event last night.  Kay spoke about Africa's Wars and Global Security at OWU's Benes Room for the Sagan National Colloquium, at 7pm.

I also learned that the talented and dynamic OWU music professor Nancy Gamso was giving a performance at Sanborn Hall at 7pm.  She has played at the Beehive many times with groups of her amazing students.

And at Andrews House across the street Alec Johnson, a Beehive customer and supporter, was giving a presentation about his experience with the Tar Sands Activists in Washington DC, at 7pm.

I'm sure that all of these events were as well-attended as ours and I wish I could've been at each one. 

I love that on a cool and misty autumn evening on a Tuesday in a seemingly sleepy little town, that there is a hell of a lot of stuff going on.

If you did miss our poetry event last night, please stop in to check out our selection of books from the poets.

And mark your calendar for our next event with artist Matt Kish on Thursday October 20 at 7pm.  His forthcoming book, Moby-Dick in Pictures, will be published in early October by Tin House.  He started documenting his project on his blog which we have been following for several years.  Check it out!

posted by Mel

Sunday, September 25, 2011

House of Toast September 27 @ 7pm

House of Toast, an eclectic assemblage of Central Ohio poets, will give a poetry reading on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at Beehive Books.

Poet and playwright Fred Andrle, the former long-time host of WOSU’s “Open Line” talk show, will be one of the featured poets along with Linda Fuller-Smith, MJ Abel, Jerry Roscoe, Jacquelin Smith and Charlene Fix.

The House of Toast poets have been widely published and have won many literary awards. Members Roscoe and Andrle’s poems have been featured on Garrison Keiller’s public radio series, “The Writer’s Almanac.”  Read their poems here:  Andrle on Writer's Almanac  ;  Roscoe on Writer's Almanac

House of Toast was founded in 1995 as a vehicle to critique and support the members' work and poetry in general. The group has evolved into a troupe of performers known for their engaging, audience-friendly readings.

Andrle’s current poetry collection is "Love Life," published by XOXOX Press in Gambier, Ohio. He has received playwriting and poetry fellowships from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and his one-act play, “The Eternal Brunch,” was staged by CATCO, the Contemporary American Theater Company (Columbus) in 2000. He has received Ohio Public Broadcasting and Regional Emmy awards . For his radio and television programs and taught courses in mass media at Ohio Wesleyan University and Ohio Dominican University.

Fuller-Smith has been published in The Heartlands Today, Urban Spaghetti, Pudding Magazine and several anthologies.

Abell is a two-time winner of Thurber Treat humorous essay contest and has published a chapbook titled Below the Waterline.

Smith is the author of several books, including My G-Rated Life, which won the Chiron Review Chapbook Contest.

Roscoe’s collection Mirror Lake was published in Two Midwest Voices, which won the 2002 Ohioana Book Award. His poem “Illustration” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and his poems “Adequate Love” and “Bouquet” were read by Garrison Keillor on his show.

Fix is chair of the English and Philosophy department at Columbus College of Art Design. She has won poetry fellowships, and her chapbook Mischief is available from Pudding House.  Read more about Fix and her dog-inspired poetry collection here:  This Week article

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Leslie Noyes Mass Book Talk Thursday 9/15 @ 7:00pm

Leslie Noyes Mass author of the newly published book Back To Pakistan: A Fifty-Year Journey will give a presentation about the book Thursday 9/15 @ 7pm at Beehive Books.

In 1962, Mass graduated from college and joined the fledgling Peace Corps. She was assigned to Pakistan to start an educational program in a small Muslim village, where she was the only Westerner and only Peace Corps volunteer. She left after a year, feeling she had not made an impact.

50 years later, she returned to find a much-changed Pakistan and a village that still remembered her. In her book, she deftly interweaves journal entries from her Peace Corps experience with her current volunteer work training female teachers for a Pakistani non-governmental organization.

In a series of interviews with Pakistanis from every social class, Mass gives voice to those who are taking responsibility for their country’s educational problems and addressing challenges within the tradition, culture and religious understanding of their people.

Mass also is the author of “In Beauty May She Walk,” about her experience hiking the Appalachian Trail at age 60. She earned a Ph.D. at Ohio State University in early and middle education and was director of the Early Childhood Center at Ohio Wesleyan University, from which she retired in 2007.

Mass is donating her proceeds from the sale of the book to The Citizens Foundation, a Pakistani NGO that supports education for girls in Pakistan.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dogs Days of Summer - 2 Free Kids Events in August

Thursday Aug. 4 @ 4pm
Kids Writing Workshop
w/ Author Nancy Roe Pimm

Thursday Aug 11 @ 4pm
Reading Dogs
Read with Woofie, Stella, and Aston
for kids 6-12

Reading will go to the dogs at Beehive Books, when specially trained dogs will be paired with children ages 6 to 12 to share a story and practice reading skills. Please call us at 740-363-2337 or e-mail us at to reserve a spot for this program. Reservations are requested, but walk-ins are welcomed.

The dog-friendly program will feature Woofie, Stella, Aston and another canine pal, along with their owners. The pets and owners have been trained by Acme Canine of Lewis Center, which is presenting the program.

Laura Pakis, owner of Acme Canine, said, "We've held reading sessions at a number of libraries in Columbus this summer, and it's been a huge hit. Children love spending time with attentive, furry friends who won't judge them if they stumble over a word or don't understand a passage. Reading improves as the child relaxes, and the adults are there to help with pronunciation and comprehension."

For more about Acme Canine go go

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


We're delighted to welcome local author Nancy Roe Pimm to Beehive Books on Thursday, Aug. 4. Nancy will host a free writing workshop for children ages 7 and over from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.  This is a great chance for kids to  learn the key elements of writing and play an interactive game to create their own stories.

Nancy is the popular author of two non-fiction books about animals at the Columbus Zoo as well as books on the Indianapolis 500 race and the Dayton 500 race. She has published articles in Highlights for Children, Boys’ Quest and Guideposts for Kids.

In her dynamic workshop “The Seven Steps of Writing,” Pimm will show young writers how to develop memorable characters, create an interesting plot, write effective dialogue and more. After that, kids will gather in small groups to create their own stories and share them with others.

Nancy will sign copies of her books, which include: Colo’s Story: The Life of One Grand Gorilla (Colo lives at the Columbus Zoo and is the oldest living gorilla in an American zoo), The Heart of the Beast: Eight Great Gorilla Stories, The Indy 500: The Inside Track and The Daytona 500: The Thrill and Thunder of the Great American Race. The books received Junior Library Guild awards.

A resident of Plain City, Nancy lives with her husband, Ed, a retired professional race car driver. She drew from her experiences as a pit crew member for Ed's team to write her racing books and tapped her experience as a docent for the Columbus Zoo to write about animals. For more details, visit her web site at

To sign up for Nancy's workshop, call us at 740-363-2337. Reservations are requested, but walk-ins are welcome. Kids, get ready to go back to school by sharpening your writing skills and having fun!

Posted by Erin

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Great Summer Read: The Borrower, by Rebecca Makkai

The BorrowerFunny, touching and heartfelt, The Borrower takes you on a journey with two unlikely travelers. Lucy Hull is a 26-year-old children’s librarian adrift in a small Missouri town. Her strongest connection is to a young patron, 10-year-old Ian Drake, whose overbearing mother censors his book choices and sends him to anti-gay classes.  At first, Lucy’s rebellion is surreptitious – she checks out beloved children’s books on her own card, then slips them to Ian – but it becomes an act of anarchy when she ends up helping Ian to run away.  The two embark on a crazy car trip, supposedly in search of Ian’s grandmother and funded by Lucy’s mysterious Russian-mafia type father.   All of this could have become just too zany, but Makkai keeps it real by creating memorable, rounded characters that you root for. Makkai has a wonderful ability to blend comedy and pathos.  Lucy and Ian encounter many strange companions and learn important lessons in this tale that draws inspiration from the Wizard of Oz, just one of the many literary references in the book.  It’s a winning first novel for author Rebecca Makkai, who lives in Chicago and may make a stop at Beehive Books this fall if we can convince her to take a road trip of her own.  

By: Erin

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Outdoor Film Series Friday 7/8 @ 9:30pm

Watch a film
with your community
in your community
about community.

The first in the (socially-conscious) Outdoor Film Series
We’ll be screening the film
The Economics of Happiness
outside behind Beehive Books.

For more about the film, go to

Bring a chair or blanket & a friend, or 2, or 5!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Explore Delaware's Trails Sun 6/26 10a-2pm

For those of you who frequent the Beehive, you know that we love cycling.  We have a bike hanging from our ceiling!  We partially sponsor a cycling team with our friends and neighbors at BreakAway on Sandusky. And you'll find tons of awesome books and magazines on cycling as well as Honey Stinger, BonkBreaker and Clif bars and such.

So it's no surprise that we are promoting getting out on your bike this summer.    Here's how:

  On Sunday 6/26 from 10a-2pm Friends of Sustainable Delaware and the cycling community of Delaware invite you to discover Delaware’s bike/walking paths.

We’ll have 4 stations providing maps, water, and cycling volunteers to lead you
(or you can go it alone).  
Look for a small table with our volunteers at the following locations:
1.  Mingo Park on the bike path by the river just south of the pool;
2.  Intersection of the Henry St. bike path & the east-west path near OWU’s new pool;
3.  Bicentennial Park Gazebo at S. Washington & Park behind the fire station on Liberty
4.  Trailhead near the Delaware Christian School Parking Lot at Belle Ave. & S. Sandusky St (just North of the 42 Overpass)

Pedal or walk at your own leisurely pace or kick up the pace a little.  You can cycle/walk for 15 minutes or 4 hours.  Just get out and meet us.  We hope you disover the joys of pedaling & walking around Delaware this summer!

For More info go to:

Author Connie Currie Saturday 6/25 @ 4pm Katie Belle to the Rescue

Delaware author Connie E. Curry will read from her new children’s book Katie Belle to the Rescue, a humorous children’s book with a message about safety education.

Katie Belle is a loved, smart, and inquisitive little girl. In Katie Belle to the Rescue, she has the unexpected opportunity to roam free and takes advantage of her freedom. Ultimately, Katie Belle will help her mommy in a crisis—but not before she has the run of the house!

With twenty five years in EMS, Curry will also speak to children about safety, common injuries, and accident prevention at the reading and book signing. Families are encouraged to attend the event to share in Katie Belle’s fun adventures while learning about safety along the way.

Curry proclaims that much of her nonfiction humor is found right in her own home and backyard. As a mother of three, Connie and her husband, Dave, also have a granddaughter. Connie turns the struggles and adventures of raising her children into laughter through words, drawing on actual events in portraying Katie Belle.

Curry is the recipient of the James Thurber Annual Humor Contest award, and has written for numerous magazines. She has worked as a columnist and is the author of Give Me Back My Glory, which motivated her to speak at various women’s groups about breast cancer. She is a member of the Write Life Writing Group, the Delaware Writing Group, and Ohio Writer. She is the proud owner of a 1974 Volkswagen, which she assisted in restoring, and Graham, her golden retriever, is always by her side.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sean Kay's Celtic Revival - Book Release Reception & Discussion - June 14, 7 p.m.

Will Ireland survive its latest economic challenges and regain its role as a leader and change agent in Europe? What implications would such a revival have for America?

Please join us for a discussion, book signing, and wine reception celebrating Celtic Revival on Tuesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. Commentator Fred Andrle, the former, long-time host of WOSU Open Line and an associate of the Humanities Institute at The Ohio State University, will moderate a question-and-answer session.

Drawing on a rich blend of research, interviews, and personal experience, Sean Kay tells the story of Ireland today and highlights its lessons for the world. A Delaware resident, Kay is a professor of politics and government at Ohio Wesleyan University and a Mershon Associate at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at the Ohio State University.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Summer of Shadows: Jonathan Knight Reading & Book Signing - June 8, 7 p.m.

Columbus author Jonathan Knight will read from his book, Summer of Shadows: A Murder, A Pennant Race, and the Twilight of the Best Location in the Nation, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8.

In Summer of Shadows, Knight highlights a fascinating period in Cleveland, Ohio's history. He recounts the summer of 1954, when the city was gripped by two drastic events: the Cleveland Indians' relentless pursuit of a championship, and the infamous murder of the wife of Dr. Sam Sheppard.

That summer, the Indians embarked on one of the finest seasons in baseball history, winning a record one hundred eleven games and toppling the New York Yankees in a heated pennant race. Yet the Indians' glory proved short-lived. Defeated in the World Series by Willie Mays and the New York Giants, the franchise spiraled into a four-decade tailspin.

Meanwhile, in nearby Bay Village, the wife of Dr. Sam Sheppard was beaten to death in her own bed on the Fourth of July. The finger of suspicion pointed to her unfaithful husband, particularly when he told of a wild struggle with the real killer. Amid a media frenzy, Sheppard was convicted and then freed a decade later. His story prompted the television series The Fugitive.

According to Knight, these parallel tragedies dragged Cleveland from its lofty standing as one of the most influential cities in America to one of the most jeered and long-suffering.

Knight has published six books on Cleveland sports history, including Classic Tribe: The 50 Greatest Games in Cleveland Indians History. A former sportswriter, he manages communications at Franklin University and lives with his family in Columbus.

A Worker Bee Reviews The Tiger's Wife

Mystery, quest, folktale, poetry. Tea Obreht's The Tiger's Wife is a novel of superb scope and nuance, told in rich, lyrical prose.

Natalia, a young pediatrician forestalled in mourning her grandfather's death by its strange circumstances, seeks out the story of his final days in a Balkan country still reeling from years of conflict. Traveling to an orphanage in Brejevina with her best friend, Zora, in order to administer innoculations, Natalia meditates on the two folkloric stories entrenched in her grandfather's life: the Tiger's Wife and the Deathless Man. In the present, Natalia's own story takes her to places as deeply embedded in superstition as the characters peopling her grandfather's chimerical tales. Ultimately, Natalia's quest, and her historical research into her grandfather's life and the stories that shaped it, all coalesce to comprise The Tiger's Wife--a truly multi-layered, polysemous achievement.

An added boon to the novel's succulent prose is its perfect yoking to the story's folkloric structure. Obreht's transitions, from Natalia's narrative to her grandfather's twin sagas, are both seamless and stunning. Yet her language, magical though it may be, refrains from turning syrupy; though the novel progresses via shifting narratives--requiring a kind of virtuosic balance--Obreht remains in complete, flawless control of its movement and its imagery.

Tea Obreht is a young author--The Tiger's Wife is her debut novel--born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia. But her age, rather than limiting her wisdom, seems to work as but another strength of the novel. I found her ability to render the war in Yugoslavia digestible absolutely striking. She directly addresses the conflict so infrequently that when it is centralized, the effect is both childlike and trenchant: "The war had altered everything. Once separate, the pieces that made up our old country no longer carried the same characteristics that formerly represented their respective parts of the whole" (161). Obreht ponders, too, the very nature of conflict: "When your fight has purpose--to free you from something, to interfere on the behalf of an innocent--it has a hope of finality. When the fight is about unraveling--when it is about your name, the places to which your blood is anchored . . . there is nothing but hate" (283). Far from oversimplifying, Obreht's handling of the war through Natalia's account is one of the book's greatest strengths, both on a literary and a human level.

My only quibble with the novel is its occasionally wayward literary experimentation--i.e., a sudden shift to second person, an odd temporal leap, or a penchant for backstory extending even to objects, such as the blacksmith's musket. But it may certainly be argued that these techniques are germane to the novel's content. Also, either the experimental variety lessened as the book progressed . . . or, I was simply too charmed to notice it anymore.

In essence, this is a true delight for the literary reader. Peruse The Tiger's Wife and bask in Obreht's lush descriptions, her folklore on the cusp of magical realism, and remember its sequence of stories as one recalls a vivid dream: green, lush, and strange.

Summer Reading Advisory: My parting bit of advice is to read The Tiger's Wife slowly--it is to be savored--and remember the opinion of the people of Brejevina: " . . . [If] you are making your journey in a hurry, you are making it poorly" (98). This book catalogues a murky passage of time, perfect for summer languor. Find a patch of sunshine and sip its words like nectar.


Friday, May 13, 2011

Event Cancelled tonight --- Meet the Jacksons! Tuesday 5/17 @ 6:30pm Author of Trail of Trees

Due to a Family Emergency tonight's event has been cancelled.

Meet Joyce & John Jackson---Cancelled
And hear about their 10-year, tree-planting odyssey across America.

While recovering from breast cancer in 1987 Joyce Jackson had an idea to keep her mind off her illness. She wanted to combine her love of trees, travel, and desire to create a living legacy. The Trail of Trees project led her and her husband, John, across America planting trees in every state. Their journey took them to every city named Jackson in all fifty states. Their book recounts their journey, gives some history of all the Jackson cities they encountered and the wonderful people they met along the way.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

OWU Modern Foreign Language House Reading

Where else can you hear spoken French, Italian, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew on a Wednesday afternoon?  Why, Beehive Books, of course!  Thanks to the OWU Modern Foreign Language House for their 2nd Foreign Language Poetry Reading held yesterday at Beehive Books.  Here is a video clip of OWU Professor Don Lateiner reading part of an ode by Horace in Latin

Check again with us next fall or spring for more!  Last semester Chinese, Urdu, and Jamaican Creole were also represented. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Faith on the Margins---Tuesday 4/12 @ 7pm at Beehive Books

Spiritual But Not Religious
There are pros and cons to being “spiritual but not religious.”

Please join Linda Mercadante, PH.D. who will speak on the subject.  She has conducted more than 85 in-depth interviews with people across the country about their spiritual beliefs and has engaged in hundreds of informal conversations for an upcoming book on the topic.

The presentation will be followed by an open discussion.

Sponsored by ACT OUT Delaware and the Delaware Gay Straight Christian Alliance.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Review of "Room" by Beehive Staff Member Chris Echesabal

Enter ROOM

Let me first start by saying how difficult it is for me to not steal any of the review blurbs of Room from its back cover. This book has left me completely speechless. When I finished it this afternoon I gently closed the book, laid it in front of me and stared blankly forward for several minutes. If you happened to have been sitting across the table from me at this point and had said to me, “So, Chris, how was it?” I would’ve responded thusly: I would have blinked furiously for awhile, trying to regain my focus on reality, before giving up and just smiling weakly at you. And I mean all that as the greatest possible compliment. Room is a thoroughly amazing piece of fiction. It is the kind of can’t-put-down book that very rarely comes out and, indeed, I read Room almost entirely over two long stretches of non-stop reading last night and this morning.

Room introduces the character of Jack, a precocious and innocent five year old boy who knows only the eleven foot square Room where he was born and where he and his Ma continue to live. Though “live” might not be an accurate word for it. You see Ma was abducted seven years ago when she was only nineteen and has been held in this prison ever since where she faces isolation, deprivation, and almost nightly abuse from her captor, the disturbing and mysterious character known only as “Old Nick”. Together Jack and Ma, however, manage to create some kind of semblance of a life. The scenes between Jack and his mother are among the most emotionally moving of perhaps anything I’ve ever read.

In a relatively short space, Room portrays the intangible love and devotion of a mother and son imprisoned together, the harrowing and heart-pounding intensity of their escape, and (spoiler alert) the impossibility of their return to a normal life that Jack has never known before. Author Emma Donoghue does this with grace and skill. Every scene, every line of dialogue, every bit of 5 year old narration seems perfectly crafted to fill the reader with dread, glee, despair, hope, and any number of other indescribable emotions as she takes them through a wholly unique adventure that, like Room itself, seems at turns both claustrophobic and freeing.

In short, you NEED to read this book.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Weds 3/30 @ 630pm at Beehive Books: Claire's Run Across Ethiopia

March is Women's History month and we invite you to hear living history from someone in our community. Claire Everhart will speak about her recent experience of running 250 miles in 11 days accross Ethiopia with a team of 9 others who raised $200,000 to build 3 schools. Claire is a recent OWU graduate and an intern at Global Village Collection.

"The hardest part of 'Run Across Ethiopia' was not actually the running. Yes, 250 miles in 11 days was not easy, but with running there is a clear goal and a clear way to achieve that goal; one foot in front of the other, again, and again ... and again. Yet poverty, its causes, and solutions are much more complicated. Witnessing the poverty in Ethiopia made the running seem easy"--Claire Everhart

Throughout the run, the team visited the villages where schools are now under construction. Once finished, the 3 schools will serve over 1200 students that before this, did not have access to an education. Go to to find out more about the impact of "Run Across Ethiopia".

Join Beehive Books in welcoming Claire and celebrating her effort!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Harry Potter March Madness!

Reading Harry Potter
10a-5pm Saturdays in March starting this Sat 3/12

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.jpgWe still need volunteer readers!

Join us in celebrating the books that made us all fall in love with the world of Harry Potter. Our army of volunteer readers are starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - reading out loud starting this Saturday at 10am. And every following Satruday in March.

We still need some volunteer readers. Stop by & listen or sign up to read in 15 minute (or more) segments. Help us read as much of the series as possible before the Central Ohio Symphony concert of John Williams' Harry Potter Suite at the end of the month (3/26 & 3/27

Please call or e-mail us at to join in the fun! All volunteer readers will be entered into a raffle to win some Harry Potter related gifts! Come in costume if you dare!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sun 2/27 @ 4pm Author Event @ Garth's FBI Agent Robert K Wittman author of Priceless

Click here for reservations!
"Authoritative and superbly crafted, PRICELESS is absolutely, hands down, the best book ever written on art crime."        - Associated Press

This event benefits the Community Foundation of Delaware County.  Tickets are $30 for the lecture & refreshments:  go to for ticket info or

Beehive Books will be at the event selling books or you can buy them now at the store.  For every copy of Priceless sold through Beehive Books, we will donate a percentage of the proceeds to The Community Foundation of Delaware County.  

Patrice Rancour Reading 1pm Sat 2/26

Winner of the 2010 Non-Fiction Writing Award for the 
Sanctuary for the Arts
There aren't too many of us whose lives haven't been touched in some way by a life-threatening illness; either we, our family members or friends are diagnosed with serious illnesses.  Nurse Patrice Rancour has been working with people facing such illnesses for years. 

Pager Chronicles Vol Two CoverHer poignant vignettes reveal a perfect balance of drama, humor, pathos, and inspiration.

A mental health clinical nurse specialist, Patrice has worked as a clincian, an educator, and a consultant. For more information, check out her website at

 Sanctuary for the Arts...a Center for Creativity...surrounded by the sounds of bird songs and waterfalls where adults have a chance to relax and hear the inner artist above the daily din. 
Sydney Schardt: 740-513-9038
8641 Porter Central Rd
Sunbury, Ohio 43074

Friday, February 4, 2011

Susan Pohlman Reading & Wine Event Tuesday 2/8/11 @ 6:30pm

Book Signing & Reading
Join us for some complimentary Italian wine as Susan Pohlman reads from her inspirational memoir, Halfway to Each Other.

Tired, empty and disillusioned with her married life, Pohlman was about to call it quits with her husband of 18 years. They both decided to take a leap of faith and unexpectedly found love again in a small seaside town in Italy. By simplifying their lives, struggling to learn a foreign language and navigating their Italian lifestyle, the Pohlmans learned to be on the same team again and saved their marriage.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sharon Robinson Reading & Book Signing

April 15, 1947
When Jackie Robinson took to Ebbets Field on opening day for the Brooklyn Dodgers, America was changed.

Many people remember this day, and celebrate its influence on their lives. In Delaware, Ohio, we hold a singularly unique position in its history: president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Branch Rickey, was an Ohio Wesleyan Student, Class of 1904. Together, Rickey and Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier. Next week OWU will celebrate their legacy during "Branch Rickey-Jackie Robinson Week" beginning January 24.

coming_soonAs a part of this celebration, on Thursday, January 27, at 3:00 p.m., Beehive Books has the honor of hosting a reading and book signing for Sharon Robinson, daughter of Jackie and Rachel Robinson. Sharon is the author of several books about her father, most recently Jackie's Gift. (Check out Sharon's website at for a biography and list of her books, or browse our selection.) A portion of the proceeds from the signing will be donated to the Jackie Robinson Foundation:

jackieTo further honor Sharon and her family, Beehive Books invites you, the community of Delaware, to submit a written remembrance of Jackie Robinson's emergence into Major League Baseball, sharing what it means to you. We welcome all contributions, whether you hold a direct memory of Jackie's career, or have witnessed his legacy. We hope to present these remembrances to Sharon & Rachel Robinson as a gift from our community.

B&W beehiveB&W beehivePlease join us in remembering Jackie Robinson by submitting your statement of approximately 250 words via
e-mail or drop it off at the store.

Thank you!