Bookish

An Indie Bookstore for Folks Who Read

It’s hip! It’s fun! But, there’s depth, too! Bookish is Fort Smith’s independent bookstore, owned and operated by a group of delightful ladies who are themselves, bookish through and through. As a bonus, they were excellent teachers, known for their ability to build strong relationships through the...

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Why We Need Our Independent Bookstores

Here in the River Valley, sandwiched between the Ouachita Mountains to the south and Ozarks to the north, we have the luxury of two wonderful indie bookstores. They’re each unique! You won’t find another Bookish or Chapters on Main anywhere else on the planet. Full disclosure: Both of these bookstores...

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The Best Ways to Celebrate PlayCleanGo Week

The first-ever PlayCleanGo Awareness Week will take place June 1–8, 2019! This means that if you still aren't sure about what PlayCleanGo is all about (though you should—we've been posting since November!), you will have an entire week to immerse yourself in PlayCleanGo principles, become an...

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The Best Rail-Trails to Bike in New York

Grab a copy of the new Rail-Trails New Jersey & New York, and start exploring the Empire State by bike. Warren County Bikeway Visitors can expect a couple of easy climbs as they travel on the Warren County Bikeway through the southern Adirondacks for 10 miles between...

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Flagg Mountain, Nimblewill Nomad, Alabama hiking

Why Flagg Mountain is the New Springer Mountain

Everyone who knows anything about the Appalachian Trail has heard of Springer Mountain in Georgia—the southern terminus of the A.T. Mile 0 for all #NOBO hikers, and the emotional end for all #SOBO hikers. But if you're scratching your head wondering what or where Flagg...

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Why You Should Love Independent Bookstores

Independent Bookstore Day is April 27th this year. Which is quite possibly our second favorite semi-holiday, after National Trails Day. We adore indie bookstores, and here's why you should too. They're a local business If there's one thing we love to support, it's local businesses. Especially local bookstores,...

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Earth Day, Menasha Ridge Press

Unconventional Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! As publishers of outdoor recreation books, this day means a great deal to us. Without clean air, clean water, well-maintained trails, and public lands, we would have nowhere to enjoy and appreciate the great outdoors. Earth Day has been around for 49 years....

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