The Art of Jeff Bell

Come to the opening of Jeff Bell’s show in the Book Loft and meet the artist. He’s showing lots of new pieces including wood work and wearable...

Downtown Mansfield Scavenger Hunt

The Downtown Mansfield Scavenger Hunt is back in July 2017! From July 1-29, kids can search for a carrousel animal hidden in downtown businesses and organizations. Prizes can be claimed after finding certain certain numbers of critters. On Saturday, July 29 we’ll have a party at the carrousel for everyone who found the animal 20 or more times with carrousel rides, cookies, and prizes. This event is co-sponsored by Main Street Books and The Little Buckeye Children’s Museum. Also helping out are The Richland Carrousel Park, Destination Mansfield, and Richland Source. The event runs July 1-29, is FREE, and is open to all. Now we would like to introduce you to Otis the Ostrich! He will be the animal for kids to find in this year’s Downtown Scavenger Hunt. How your family can participate: Check out Destination Mansfield (Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau) website (www.DestinationMansfield.com) or the Richland Source interactive exploration map of downtown Mansfield (www.RichlandSource.com) showing all the stores hiding a picture of Otis the Ostrich. Pick up the paper map and checklist of businesses at Main Street Books, The Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, Destination Mansfield, or the Richland Carrousel Park. Find Otis in the participating businesses and get your map stamped or signed. When you collect 10 signatures or stamps, visit The Little Buckeye Children’s Museum to make your own Otis!   When you collect 20 signatures or stamps,visit Main Street Books to sign up to come to the party and prize drawing. If you visit every location, come to the bookstore for your special reward! Come to the big party on Saturday, July 29 at...

Keeping Watch: a Documentary Screening

Keeping Watch: Documentaries for a Just World is a series of events at the bookstore that features a documentary on social justice that is followed by a discussion. At this screening we’ll watch “A Plate at the Table,” a film about food insecurity in the US. We’ll have a few snacks, but BYOB and feel free to bring anything to share. Pastor Jared Ruark will be leading the discussion following the...

Listening Party w/ Eric Barnett

We are hosting another in our series of listening parties held in the book loft! On Thursday, June 22 at 6pm, we will be listening to Shipwreck in a Bottle, the debut album of Galion’s own singer/songwriter, Eric Barnett. The album releases Friday, June 23. Learn more about Eric at www.ericbarnettmusic.com. So, what is a listening party? It’s not just sitting quietly while the album plays; it’s much more interactive than that. Because Barnett will be there, the audience will have the opportunity to comment and ask questions about each track and the work as a whole. It is a chance to learn about the creator and the piece and have a deeper, more intimate experience than if one was listening alone. We will have snacks and drinks and encourage discussion and introspection, both. About Eric Barnett: Eric Barnett is a factory worker, the son of a car salesman and a schoolteacher. He lives in the place where he’s from – Galion, Ohio. When he’s not punching the clock on 2nd or 3rd shift (or both), he’s a singer/songwriter. Eric started out playing trumpet in grade school, then guitar in junior high. In high school and college, he played as a sideman and occasional frontman in many bands of varying genres within the “rock” vein. After a short stint in ambient and avant-garde music, he settled upon what he felt like he should have been doing all along – writing songs and singing his story. In early 2017, Eric began work on his first full-length release, Shipwreck in a Bottle. Recording most of the instruments himself in his Galion basement,...

The Art of Ralph Nixon

Celebrate the work of local artist Ralph Nixon at the opening reception to his show on Saturday, June 3 at 6pm. Meet the artist and enjoy snacks and wine. The art will be up through the month of...

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