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  • Your Ultimate List of Fun & Educational Resources

    As teachers, parents, and caregivers, we are all feeling overwhelmed by Covid-19 and its effects on our daily lives.  But whether our kids learn at school or at home, our goal remains the same: to provide a safe, stable environment for learning and growth. While our current reality isn’t easy, there are tons of fun and educational resources available online.

    We have compiled a growing list of publishers, authors, and book-related organizations who have created a wealth of content. Most of these resources are free (we have noted when costs apply). Check back periodically, as we will continue to update with new resources. 

  • 5 Things We Achieved in Year One- Including Surviving a Pandemic

    Fables Books celebrates one year on Thursday, July 16, 2020. While most days the year feels like a blur, we accomplished a ton. Check out five of our major accomplishments this first year. Plus take a look at what's coming soon. 

  • Gifts Made Easy

    Now sending books to Dad is easy, no matter how far he lives away. Fables Books partners with Bookshop.org to shipping books straight to your doorstep. What better way to say Happy Father's Day than with a box of books.
  • Supporting Local During Covid-19

    For the past two to three weeks, the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted every part of our daily lives. From work to school to our shopping habits, we are all adopting new ways of interacting and living. Just as COVID-19 impacts our daily lives, COVID-19 profoundly impacts Fables Books and all the other Goshen small businesses. Now more than ever, these stores, restaurants, businesses, and business owners need our support - need your support. 


    Here are six easy ways to support Goshen’s small businesses: 

  • Long Live the Audiobook

    I grew up in Kansas. In fact, both my parents still live there, which means that at least once a year Mark, our three boys, and I pile into the van for the long fourteen-hour trip. The drive between Goshen, Indiana, to Wichita, Kansas, would never be described as exciting. Open roads, fields, trucks, a few hills, and more fields fill the landscape. While we're all used to the trip, and the joy of seeing Grandma and Grandpa makes it all the more bearable, the drive will never inspire excitement. Over the years, car entertainment has evolved as our boys have grown, but one thing has remained consistent in the last five years: audiobooks. 
  • Raising a Reader

    I started reading to my kids before they were born. I read everything from picture books to adult fiction so that they could associate my voice with reading. To my great displeasure, while my kids don’t hate reading, their enthusiasm never seems to match my memories of reading and books as a kid. At times I wonder if I have failed them somehow.  

  • Five Easy Ways to Continue to Support Fables Books in 2020

    This week marks the six-month anniversary of opening our doors. The work is not over, and your support is still needed more than ever.

    A successful community bookstore requires the support and enthusiasm of the community. Here are five simple ways to support Fables Books. All of them are pretty easy, and only two require money. 

  • 2020 Reading Challenge

    It's hard to believe that the middle of January is almost upon us. Where does the time go? Whether you've already made reading goals for 2020, or had good intentions, we wanted to share with you our 2020 Reading Challenge. This year we hope to read at least one book in each of these 12 categories. read this year.
  • Shop Local Without Breaking the Bank

    Don't break the bank with our 2019 Holiday Gift Ideas for $25 and under. We're here to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your gift list.
  • Five Easy Ways to Support Fables Bookstore Before We Open

    Fables will be open by the end of the summer. Until then, we are working hard to open the doors, while holding full-time jobs. We are super grateful for the support of the community. Countless people have jumped in to help us move and sort books, donate books, and now have been donating to our IndieGoGo campaign.

    To start a successful community bookshop, we need the support and enthusiasm of the community. 

    Here are five ways to help us keep up the momentum. All of them are pretty easy, and only one costs money. 

  • Thank You for the Donations (and We Still Need More)

    Wow! Nine days out from our initial announcement and the energy keeps building. We’ve met with the landlord and eagerly await the moment when we ha...