Tuesday, November 17, 2009

One of Fresno's Treasures


Dear Friends, Some of you may know about Petunia's Place and some may not. It is a fabulous children's book store on Bullard and Marks in the Pavillion West Shopping center.
This is the place you can go for story time or when you need to find all the variations of Fairy Tales. When you want a funny picture book that is great to read out loud when kids come to visit. Petunia's Place is where you go to find a gift that you can be sure the kid doesnt allready have. You can go here when youre trying to find something to get that tween reading. It is privately owned and when I was there I overheard the owners talking about how they're struggling to stay open and having a hard time competing with the big book stores. This place is a treasure. Even more so than the library, the people who work there can make excelent reccomendations and answer almost every question. I encourage you to take a field trip there to check it out. Go to Storyhour, one of their holliday events, or just stop by. Their phone number is (559) 438-1561if you need hours or directions. Basic information can be found at the Pavillion West Shopping Center website <here>.

Every Thursday and Friday: Storyhour at 11:00 AM

Sat. November 21, 2009 11:00 AM Seasonal Party- Youngsters are invited to join us for a delightful time to hear seasonal stories and create their own special craft

Sat. December 5, 2009 11:00 AM Author Fair Book Signing- Jean Chaffee, Margarita Engle, Dorina Gilmore, Doug Hanson

Friday December 11, 2009 11:00 AM Presentation and Book Signing- Oklin Bloodworth Music With A Kiddie Beat!

Saturday December 12, 2009 11:00 AM Story Santa- Youngsters are invited to join us for a joyous time with Santa to create fond memories and hear seasonal stories

Saturday December 19, 2009 11:00 AM Seasonal Party- Youngsters are invited to join us for a delightful time to hear seasonal stories and create their own special craft.

3 comments:

Little Spouse on the Prairie said...

This blog reminds me of the "little shop around the corner", you know, "You Got Mail". Wish I was there to shop. Janice

Anonymous said...

Anytime I'm looking for "birthday books" I go to Petunia's Place. They have a great selection. And they giftwrap too! I sure hope they don't have to close down!
Marcy

Susan said...

I've shopped there ever since my babies were babies (20 years)! It is the best. I found books there when I was teaching. The workers there actually help!