In the charming town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, a local independent bookstore is set to make a big impact this Giving Tuesday. The beloved “Four Seasons Books” is not just a haven for literature enthusiasts; it’s becoming a beacon of hope for children battling cancer.
On this special day of charitable giving, Four Seasons Books has pledged to donate 10% of its daily sales to the West Virginia Kids Cancer Crusaders (WVKCC). This decision transforms every book purchased into a contribution to the fight against childhood cancer, reinforcing the idea that community support knows no bounds.
Shepherdstown, known for its quaint streets and close-knit community, is the perfect setting for this initiative. Four Seasons Books, nestled in the heart of the town, has long been a gathering place for locals seeking the latest bestseller or a cozy nook to enjoy their favorite stories. Now, it’s becoming a catalyst for change.
As readers browse through the aisles and discover new literary treasures, they can take comfort in knowing that their purchases are making a difference. The decision to donate a portion of the day’s sales to WVKCC reflects the bookstore’s commitment to giving back and fostering a sense of collective responsibility.
For many, Giving Tuesday marks the beginning of the holiday season—a time of reflection, gratitude, and generosity. Four Seasons Books, in its collaboration with WVKCC, encapsulates the true spirit of this season. It’s about more than just books; it’s about creating a community where compassion thrives, and where every purchase has the power to bring hope to those who need it most.
This local bookstore’s initiative is a shining example of how small businesses can play a significant role in addressing societal challenges. It demonstrates that the act of giving can be seamlessly woven into the fabric of daily life, making a positive impact on both a local and global scale.
As Giving Tuesday approaches, Shepherdstown residents and book enthusiasts alike are encouraged to visit Four Seasons Books, explore its diverse collection, and contribute to a cause that transcends the literary world. In doing so, they become part of a narrative that extends far beyond the pages of any book—a narrative of compassion, community, and a shared commitment to making the world a better place for every child fighting against the odds.
As the holiday season graces us with its presence, Four Seasons Books welcomes you to embark on a literary journey filled with warmth, cheer, and captivating stories. Our festive kick-off promises an enchanting experience for book lovers and gift seekers alike.
Dive into the Pages of Holiday Joy: At Four Seasons Books, we believe in the transformative power of stories. Whether you’re looking for a cozy read by the fireplace or the perfect gift for a loved one, our shelves are brimming with tales that capture the magic of the season. From timeless classics to contemporary gems, there’s a story waiting for every reader.
Adjusted Holiday Hours: Mark your calendars:
• November 20: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
• November 21: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
• November 22: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
• November 23: Closed
• November 24 (Black Friday): 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Exclusive Holiday Offers: As a token of our appreciation for your literary spirit, we present exclusive holiday offers:
• Enjoy a festive 10% off when you purchase a $50 gift certificate.
• Delight in a 15% discount when you splurge on a $100+ gift certificate.
• Receive a complimentary ARC book with every purchase over $75, while supplies last.
Save the Date - Literary Evening: For those seeking a more immersive experience, join us on Thursday, November 30, at 7:30 pm ET in the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV. We’re thrilled to host an evening with author Douglas Brinkley as he explores “Silent Spring Revolution: John F. Kennedy, Rachel Carson, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and the Great Environmental Awakening.”
Giving Back on Giving Tuesday: This holiday season, we’re not only celebrating stories but also giving back. On Giving Tuesday, 10% of our total sales will be donated to West Virginia Kids Cancer Crusaders. In honor of Mason. In honor of Loki. And for every family that has had to fight this battle—you are not alone.
Embrace the Magic of Reading with Four Seasons Books: As we usher in the holidays, Four Seasons Books invites you to embrace the magic of reading, explore new worlds, and share the joy of literature with loved ones. Join us for a season of stories, laughter, and literary discovery.
Warm up with a good book and let the pages of your holiday unfold with Four Seasons Books.
Happy reading and happy holidays!
Four Seasons Books Family
“I know people not from here probably don’t understand our feeling for these hills. Our love for land not spectacular. Our mountains are not like Western ones, those jagged awesome ones, your eyes always pulled to their tops. But that is the difference, I decided. In the West, the mountains are mostly horizon. We live in our mountains. It’s not just the tops, but the sides that hold us.”
A Letter From The Book Store
Every town needs a bookstore, but every bookstore has to have a community. I am, and will always be, deeply grateful for the community we have that has made running this bookstore possible. Part of that community includes the valuable partnerships we have with various organizations, institutions, and other businesses. Without these partnerships, our community--and this store--would not be as economically or culturally vital. These organizations, now more than ever, need our support. If these programs, author visits, classes, etc., matter to you, speak up. Show up. Donate. Volunteer your time. Use your voice.
With deep appreciation and gratitude,
Show up for Shepherdstown | Let your voice be heard
Dear Shepherdstown Community,
We are reaching out to you with a heartfelt plea and a call to action. The Center for Appalachian Studies at Shepherd University, a vital and cherished part of our community, is facing the threat of closure due to budget constraints and shifting priorities. We firmly believe that this center is a treasure, not only for the university but for our entire region. Its loss would be an irreplaceable blow to our community, culture, and heritage.
The Center for Appalachian Studies has been a beacon of knowledge, preservation, and celebration of the rich and diverse Appalachian culture that we hold dear. It has been a hub for research, education, and community engagement, fostering a deep appreciation for the traditions, history, and stories of our beloved region.
We, the residents of Shepherdstown and the surrounding communities, must take a stand to save this center. Our heritage, the very essence of what makes our region unique, is at stake. This is not just a Shepherd University issue; it is a matter that affects every individual who values the Appalachian way of life and the preservation of our cultural legacy.
We urge you to join us in writing to the Shepherd University Board of Governors and expressing your unwavering support for the Center for Appalachian Studies. Let them know that this center is an integral part of our community and must be preserved for future generations. Share your personal stories, your passion for our culture, and the importance of this institution to you.
Here are some key points to include in your letter:
1. Express your deep connection to the Appalachian culture and the significance of the Center for Appalachian Studies in preserving and celebrating it.
2. Highlight the positive impact the center has had on education, research, and community outreach.
3. Emphasize the unique role of the center in Shepherdstown’s identity and its contribution to the university’s reputation.
4. Call for alternative solutions to budget constraints that do not involve closing the center.
5. Request that the Shepherd University Board of Governors engage in a dialogue with the community to find a collaborative solution.
We are in this together, and your voice matters. Let us unite as a community to save the Center for Appalachian Studies at Shepherd University. The time to act is now. Write your letters, make your voices heard, and stand with us in preserving our heritage.
Thank you for your support and commitment to this vital cause.
Four Seasons Books
The West Virginia State Board of Governors oversees the state’s public higher education institutions. To contact the West Virginia State Board of Governors, you can use the following contact information:
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 558-2101
Fax: (304) 558-5719
You can also visit the official website of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission for additional information and contact details: https://www.wvhepc.edu/
Please note that if you have specific inquiries related to a particular higher education institution within West Virginia, it’s recommended to contact that institution directly, as each university or college typically has its own Board of Governors or governing body.