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It will soon be time to officially celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on May 2nd. So I am telling bookstore owners how to extend the holiday for the entire month of May. Yes, this is akin to my telling a chef how to follow a Betty Crocker recipe; but here goes.

Put up a display of books about bookstores and booksellers, any number of titles may be included. My easy list is
Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies
Colin Bateman, Mystery Man
Penelope Fitzgerald, The Bookshop
Jeri Halston, Ice Man Cometh
Deborah Meyler, The Bookstore
Jean-Pierre Ohl, Mr Dick or the Tenth Book
Ronald Rice, editor, My Bookstore
Robin Sloan, Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
Ali Smith, The Whole Story and Other Stories
Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind
Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

People shopping in a bookstore are not there just for one book; they are there because they love the look, the feel, the smell, the memories, and time spent on a pleasurable activity. Help them celebrate their good fortune to have a bookstore available. For those of us without one we will have to celebrate our own way using you know who. I have read Penelope Fitzgerald’s The Bookshop in a three novel cover; and I have my eye on another in the list. Charles Marlin

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The Clarion County Community Foundation held its Annual Meeting on March 18, 2015, celebrating eight years of growth and service to the community. We elected Barry McCauliff President for the next three years, Janice Horn Vice President, Hal Wassink Secretary, and Andy Montana Treasurer. For our delegation of three Trustees to the Bridge Builders Community Foundations Board of Trustees for the next three years, we elected Bill Kaufman, Barry McCauliff, and Dan Parker. For the 13 March 2018 class of Directors for the CCCF Board, we elected Becky Edwards, Bill Hearst, Bill Kaufman, Dan Parker, and Mike Vereb. We also elected Bill Miller to a position in the 13 March 2016 class.

As of the date of our Annual Meeting, CCCF funds total $344,688.83, making our share 4.80% of the total BBCF funds. We are proud of our progress and hope for continued growth. Our funds are designed to serve the community according to the written instructions of the donors; and our board ensures prudent and watchful stewardship is community based. To create a new fund, call our Executive Director Trenton Moulin at (814) 677-8687 for an opportunity to discuss what you have in mind. We first listen, then advise, and together with you prepare a fund document to make your wishes come true.

From left to right, our photo is of first time Director and new Trustee Dan Parker, first time Director Becky Edwards, founding Director Bill Hearst, and continuing Director, new Board President, and new Trustee Barry McCauliff.

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