February is based on Latin februarius, from februa, the name of a purification feast held on Feb. 15; an early Roman spring cleaning festival. 

In Old English, February was called Solmonath (Mud month) or Kale-monath (Kale or cabbage month).

Much Ado About Nothing is the only Shakespeare play that mentions February. 

Before Julius Caesar’s calendar reform of 45BC, February was the only month with an even number of days; all the rest had 29 or 31. 

February is the only month that can pass with no full moon.

This will occur in 2018!

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We have a wonderful selection
of  Valentines cards

... and Mother's Day cards!

~ Books & gifts for Valentines of all ages ~

Love by Coelho
Love art block CEM
CVS card
CVS card
Always art block CEM
Stephen King quote
In My Heart
My Foolish Heart
Supper Love
Click Clack Moo by Klein
Heart Necklace by SISU
Dinner with Edward
An American Marriage
The Long Hello
All Over the Place

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world. 

~ Voltaire

Love by La Pena & Long

Which great book are you going to read next?

Art Block by Caroline James

Local art in our Gallery...

by Caroline James
Gabriola Island

“ Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut  ~ A Man Without a Country

Love card

Greeting cards galore!

Valentines ... Birthday ... Local art cards ... New baby ... St. Patrick's Day ... Wedding ... Mothers & Fathers Day ... Thank you ... Sympathy ... New home ... Congratulations ... Easter ... New job ... Retirement ...

And many more for the "just because I wanted to send you a card" occasions!

“ A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.”

~ Robertson Davies

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Jem the bookstore dog
Jem, the bookstore dog,  invites you to sit with her a while in her red chair.
(Thank you, Jennifer S. for this lovely photo!)

“All his life he tried to be a good person.
Many times, however, he failed.
For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog.”
 ~ Charles M. Schulz
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