eeBoo Around Town: Summer at Nantucket Bookworks!

Posted by design on Jul 6, 2017 in eeBoo Around Town, Just for Fun, Special Interview, Uncategorized

Happy Summer! We headed to the beach to learn more about eeBoo’s long-time retailer  located on Nantucket Island- Nantucket Bookworks! Read all about them- and their summer reading picks below!

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Quick intro, who are you? Tell us about your store!

We are Nantucket Bookworks – a funky little shop located at 25 Broad Street and thirty miles out to sea on Nantucket Island. We have an eclectic mix of a little bit of everything from books, toys, games, greeting cards, and party accessories. Our Children’s Room features a book tree and is the perfect spot for the young and young at heart. We host Story Times every Saturday morning and just opened Barnaby’s Place – a new kid’s café featuring Nantucket’s Barnaby Bear. It’s a place where kids can meet, eat, read, and create. Above the shop is Second Story Loft, a luxury three-bedroom literary oasis available for weekly rentals or events. Nantucket Bookworks is one part of Nantucket Book Partners – two island independent bookstores together with Mitchell’s Book Corner. Visit both for the full story!

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How long has your store been open? Tell us your inspiration for opening! 

Nantucket Bookworks originally opened in 1972. Our goal is to put a good book and a great gift in the hands of our customers. Our inspiration for opening was to bring an alternative bookstore to the community! 

What were your favorite toys to play with as a child?
Bookworks manager Suzanne’s favorite toy was her Steiff animals. Steiff has been around since 1880 and makes tradtional German plush toys, they’re really beautiful and handmade. Suzanne and best friend of 50 years used to collect Steiff Piff mice as children and would make worlds for them in a tiny closet. Her friend is now aptly a stylist+prop manager, it was meant to be!

Which eeBoo toy is your favorite? 
We love the eeBoo watercolors and Italian watercolor paper and are partial to all of the “Sea & Whale” designs from eeBoo. We carry so much of your line, but we find that visitors want to take home a souvenir that is unique and represents the area.

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Which eeBoo toy is your favorite? 
We love the eeBoo Italian water colors and water color paper and are partial to all of the “Sea & Whale” designs from eeBoo.

Suggest some local fare. What is your favorite dish, snack, or drink in your neighborhood?
We have some of the most beautiful beaches that are fun for the whole family. We recommend getting a snack at Barnaby’s Place, grabbing a book at one of our book shops, and reading it at a beach of your choice. After the beach, swing by Cisco Brewery, a great place for live music and a cold drink. You can bring the whole family, even the dog!

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Give us some summer reading recommendations! What do you suggest?

For adults, we recommend these new books -
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
From our local best-selling authors and “queens of the beach reads”-
The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand
Secrets in Summer by Nancy Thayer
*You can order signed copies from Nantucket here! 

For kids -Ben’s Revolution by local historian and author Nathaniel Philbrick. Also from Nathaniel Philbrick is In the Heart of the Sea and Away Off Shore, two books perfect for Nantucket history buffs.

Thank you, Nantucket Bookworks!

Are you a small retailer? Do you carry eeBoo? We want to hear from you!

#eeBooAroundTown showcases small businesses we work with from all over! Small businesses are vital to local communities, and are the heart of our business. Do you want to participate in our #eeBooAroundTown series? Reach out to samantha@eeboo.com for inclusion!

All photos provided by Nantucket Book Partners, 2017.

 

craft idea: mushroom toss!

Posted by design on Oct 26, 2016 in Be Crafty!, Diy, Just for Fun

Here at eeBoo, we love to get crafty and to inspire creativity! Our newest hire, Laura, decided to work with a bundle of eeBoo craft supplies to create a fun Autumn activity for everyone in the family to enjoy!  You can use the tutorial below to make your own Mushroom Toss game, or you can use the skills and ideas in this project to inspire your own wonderful creations! The possibilities are endless!  Head over to eeBoo on Facebook or Instagram to see more of this fun project! #BeCrafty

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Our Favorite Gifts for the Election Season

Posted by design on Oct 4, 2016 in Just for Fun, Learning through Looking, Product Feature, Special Event

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shop eeBoo’s election themed products & more educational toys here.

Use promo code PENCIL for Free Shipping on your order over $50. US Only. Through 10/15/16.

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eeBoo’s Watercolor Tips & Tricks

Posted by design on Jul 15, 2016 in Just for Fun, Product Feature

 

shop our new line of watercolors here. #HappyFriday

 

 

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eeBoo’s Top 5 Gifts for Summer Hosts

Posted by design on Jul 7, 2016 in Just for Fun, Product Feature

Everyone likes a summer party. And everyone loves a thoughtful guest.

At your next gathering, bring a lovely and unique gift to delight your hosts and show your gratitude.

a.  Peacock Garden 1008 Piece Puzzle

An ideal gift for a weekend visit with old friends.  Beautifully illustrated by Monika Forsberg, the puzzle image can be constructed from all sides, making it the perfect group activity. $18 each.

b.  Dessert Sketchbook & Color Pencil Set

At your next summer soiree, tell your hosts you think they’re sweet and creative with this dessert-themed sketchbook and color pencil set. $19 for set.

c.  Assorted Paper Fans

If your hosts have a flare for the dramatic, they’ll love these colorful and festive paper fans. Choose from three stunning designs: Flowers, Butterfly, and Peacock. $5 each.

d.  Bundle of Card Games

Mix and match an assortment of playing card games: Go Fish, Hearts, and Happy Families are eeBoo favorites. These portable packs provide hours of fun for all ages. $24 for bundle of 3.

e.  Language Flashcards

For going-away gatherings, wish your friends bon voyage with our simple & fun language flashcards in Spanish and French. $12 each.

Be cool this summer!

Tag a selfie with our new Paper Fan #eeBooFanClub on Instagram

& we’ll regram to our followers on eeBoo’s social media channels!

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Saxton Freymann on Illustrating for Children

Posted by design on Jun 17, 2016 in Just for Fun, Special Interview, Uncategorized

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Sequences and Before & After, illustrated by Saxton, promote logical ordering and help build executive function skills. While practicing these activities children are improving memory and recall, articulation of beginning, middle and end, and prediction, all of which are crucial for strong reading comprehension. Retailers, this item is now shipping! Consumers, you can find these products at your local eeBoo stockist, or on shop.eeboo.com

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eeBoo’s New Beauty of Color Flash Cards

Posted by design on Jun 10, 2016 in Articles we like!, Just for Fun, Special Interview

The Beauty of Color Flashcards are a vibrant deck of 48 color cards featuring a wide array of unusual colors. Encouraging a rich vocabulary, a careful eye towards color differentiation, and an exploration of the history and etymology of colors, our Beauty of Color flash cards appeal to a wide range of adults and children. Retailers, come see one at one of our upcoming trade shows. Consumers and fans of eeBoo, these will be available at your local stores and our website late Summer 2016.

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Below the Surface 1008 Piece Puzzle- A Review!

Posted by design on May 20, 2016 in Just for Fun, Product Feature

I’m Madeleine, a former employee and fan of eeBoo. I’ve always been a fan of grand gestures with a dramatic flair, which is why I decided that my family should meet my boyfriend’s family in a mansion that can be only be described as an evil villain’s lair. Sure, they could have met in Kansas City, where they both live, but what is the fun in that? That is how it came to pass that we spent a week in a four-story Airbnb mansion in Colorado. What we didn’t expect was the daily snow that comes with staying on top of a mountain in late April. Thank goodness I brought the eeBoo Below The Surface 1008 piece puzzle!

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 We cracked open the box and sat at the table near the cozy fire to start flipping all of the pieces right side up. What I love about this puzzle is that everyone can work on it at once from all sides and angles. Monika Forsberg‘s art is orbicular around a central starfish that acts as the puzzle’s Northern Star. The first day we didn’t get very far. We put together some of the edges and started grouping together the schools of fish. I named myself the Boat Captain and started collecting the pieces for all the boats. I hoping the nickname Boat Captain will stick, so please continue to call me that.

Day two: we got all of the edges together, then we really started cooking with oil. Pieces were flying left and right. The box was handed around, so that people could look at the the artwork we needed to put together. We worked as a team on the coral. I placed the final ducks and swans around the edges. As a team, we dove into the schools of fish deep below the surface.

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 Day three: our spirits were higher than ever. We knew we would complete the puzzle that day. This puzzle is challenging, because there are very similar schools of fish and birds on different sides of the puzzle. You may think that you found a piece that goes with the section you are working on, only to discover that it goes on the opposite side. I may be a mere Boat Captain, but I would say this is the hardest 1008 piece puzzle that I’ve ever put together (and the only 1008 piece puzzle). I’d recommend the Below the Surface puzzle for older kids and adults to work together on. Thanks eeBoo, for helping our families come together. We had a blast below the surface!

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Images & review for eeBoo by Madeleine Burkart.

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A beautiful display #eeBooAroundtheWorld

Posted by design on May 6, 2016 in Be Crafty!, Diy, Just for Fun, Uncategorized

This beautiful eeBoo craft display is going off to Japan! #craft #eeboo #felt #pompoms #pipecleaners #DIY #display #eeBooAroundTheWorld

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Celebrate Screen Free Week- May 2nd-8th!

Posted by design on Apr 27, 2016 in Just for Fun, Special Event

Click the image to enlarge eeBoo’s screen free recommendations + to hear a word from our founder Mia on creativity instead of screens.

eeBoo supports Screen Free Week. Click below for more information!

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