anniebjones05 Add this one to your list. 17h
  •   sherripuzey Glad to hear it! Have anxiously been waiting to read it! 17h
  •   karibaumann I'm the one person who didn't like Olive Kitteridge. So I'm skeptical but I trust you. 16h
  •   anniebjones05 @karibaumann I didn't LOVE olive either, but I thought this really showcased her writing abilities. Try it! 15h
  •   karibaumann 🏼 14h
  •   huntermcl1993 I own all of her books but this one, I'm going to go back and re-read her collection before delving into this one. Excited, though! 14h
  •   habitation_co It's already on my wish list! 9h

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anniebjones05 Pretty fun to bring a little Leslie Knope-inspired fun to Thomasville tonight. #GalentinesDay 2d
  •   habitation_co Happy Galentines!! This looks adorable! 2d
  •   dodiegoosey So bummed I could not make it! 2d
  •   anniebjones05 @dodiegoosey I missed seeing you! Let's catch up soon! 2d
  •   mrsashleycrosby So sad I missed this! My husband surprised me tonight with an early Valentines dinner so I wasn't able to come looks lovely and hope y'all had a good time! 2d
  •   anniebjones05 @mrsashleycrosby sounds like you had a very fun excuse! we had a great time, but you were missed! 2d
  •   susieb1982 Looks like a beautiful night!! 2d

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anniebjones05 Tallahassee, I think you're pretty. 3d

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anniebjones05 So happy from a weekend spent with dear friends. Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone. Thirty's pretty grand so far. 5d

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anniebjones05 Hard to say goodbye to good friends, but this weekend was just what my soul needed. 6d

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anniebjones05 Girls' weekend 2016. 7d

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anniebjones05 Thirty, flirty, and thriving. (Just kidding, guys. I've never been flirty and doubt I'll start now.) 2w
  •   frlilly20 Happy birthday, Annie! 🏽 2w
  •   secondgirl Happy Birthday Annie! 2w
  •   erinblueburke Happy birthday! 2w
  •   rlhuf11 Happy birthday! You are adorable and I love you!!! 2w
  •   twylatjones Love this pic 1w
  •   hrp706 Happy birthday sweet @anniebjones05 ! Thirty is a GREAT year! Blessings to you! 1w
  •   sidneycbwebb I just noticed the date + realized I missed your day of birth! Happy, happy belated birthday Annie! I hope yesterday was fantastic + that your 30th year proves to be the best yet! 1w
  •   mrsashleycrosby Happy late Birthday Annie!! Hope you had an awesome day and that it was a big celebration 1w

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anniebjones05 One more, for good measure. (Time with family can be rare, but it's always a good idea.) 2w

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anniebjones05 Just hanging out at the Big Oak with Jordan's family in town! It's a beautiful day to show off Thomasville. 2w

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anniebjones05 Full house tonight! There's something so special about a room full of people talking about the books they love. 2w
  •   habitation_co This is perfection 2w
  •   sydneymargaret I really wish I could come visit your bookstore! This looks and sounds amazing 2w
  •   jkiker That's so awesome! How I wish the store was closer. Maybe you need a Birmingham branch! 2w
  •   rlhuf11 I made a friend at the gym who works in commercial real estate. I have so many locations already in mind for your Nashville location. Should I start the ball rolling now, or what? 2w
  •   mrsashleycrosby Loved last night and y'all did a wonderful job with everything! Thank you for hosting that and for all the goodies we got, just wish I could have stayed longer! 2w
  •   anniebjones05 @sydneymargaret I wish you could, too! 2w
  •   anniebjones05 @jkiker @rlhuf11 hmmm... Birmingham and Nashville are both super tempting... 2w
  •   anniebjones05 @mrsashleycrosby I'm so glad you came, even briefly! Loved getting to see you, and so grateful you support the shop! 2w

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anniebjones05 Prepping for tonight's book club event. We invited area book clubs and community members to come meet and mingle, then gave a book talk on our favorite upcoming 2016 titles. We also passed out copies of this year's reading challenge by @annebogel, a great place to start if you want to read more this year! 2w

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anniebjones05 No NYC vacation? Fine, I'll just go hang out at @fuzzy_goat and knit a scarf instead. (Love this downtown shop that serves as another community gathering place!) 3w

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anniebjones05 Here's some fun news: This summer, I'll be traveling to Haiti with @dotforschools. Dot is a school supply company that funds education around the world, and the focus of the trip is education and storytelling. I'll be working with other trip team members and local students and gathering information to share about the impact Dot is having around the world.

I've never been on an international "mission trip" before, but I believe in the work Dot does, and I believe God can use me in Haiti this summer. As our first fundraiser for the trip, we’re selling Dot T-shirts. They’re $25 and very soft (hooray!). You can order online at the link temporarily in my profile, or comment below if you’d like one.
Of course, even more importantly, I’d love your prayers as we prepare to go. So many exciting things are happening in 2016 already, and I can't wait to see what God does with it all.
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  •   dotforschools yay!! can't wait!! 3w
  •   lulubeggs Sign me up, sweet Annie-O! I can swing by the shop sometime soon to pay and all that jazz. Excited for you! 3w
  •   anniebjones05 @lulubeggs you're the best! Thank you, friend! 3w

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anniebjones05 First Lady of Georgia at The Bookshelf today! What a treat for our little store. 3w

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anniebjones05 Right up there with A GRIEF OBSERVED and THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING. This book was utterly beautiful and gut-wrenchingly sad, a reminder that we are mortal. Please read it, even though it might be hard. 3w
  •   chettarcheese Abraham Verghese is so good too. Have you read anything from him? 3w
  •   anniezillabeth I've got this on hold at the library. Not necessarily excited about it, but looking forward to it nonetheless. 3w
  •   sjshepperd Have you read Being Mortal? 3w
  •   anniebjones05 @sjshepperd no, I haven't! Should I? 2w

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anniebjones05 We were supposed to be in NYC this week, but Jonas had other plans. ️ Our solution? Head to the coast, at least for a couple of hours. There's nothing a little salt water can't cure. 3w

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anniebjones05 What a pretty day to live in a small town. 3w

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anniebjones05 My goal was for The Bookshelf to become a community gathering place. Mission accomplished, I think. 4w
  •   rlhuf11 Yep! I think it's well worth a 9 hour drive to hang out around that table!! 4w
  •   sarucasalt Thank you to you and your lovely staff for your help today! Can't wait for my book to come in (as always ;) ) 4w
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  •   anniebjones05 @rlhuf11 I love time around the table with you! 4w
  •   anniebjones05 @sarucasalt we always love helping you! thanks for being a Bookshelf loyalist! 4w

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anniebjones05 New year, new shoes. (And, if you're so interested, a new endeavor. Link in profile, as they say.) 1mon
  •   julianajmay Love! They look awesome on your feet🏻 1mon
  •   bsoechting What kind of shoes are those? Super cute. I think I need a pair! 1mon
  •   gaelin_craighead What kind of shoes are they? 1mon
  •   anniebjones05 @bsoechting @gaelin_craighead they're Danskos -- the Thea sandal. Super comfortable and on sale lots of places online! 1mon
  •   maybematilda I have also been coveting these, also because of @sniequist Love them! 1mon
  •   silverose543 I will miss your blog. Yours inspired me to start mine! It's cool you are going to change the format though. 1mon
  •   cristinahelenadavis @anniebjones05 Just made an impulse buy on these as inspired by you and @sniequist :) I will miss your blog as it has always been one of my favorites-- but I am excited for your newsletter! I will be checking my inbox diligently for it! 1mon
  •   anniebjones05 @silverose543 @cristinahelenadavis thank you guys for trusting me with your inboxes! :) I can't wait to share new stories with you. Cristina, I hope you love your shoes! 🏻🏻 1mon

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anniebjones05 Happy Friday! Looks like a few new people joined me over here thanks to a fun shoutout from @frandorsey (thanks, Fran!), so here's a small introduction:

Three-ish years ago, after vocalizing some long-held Kathleen Kelly dreams, my husband and I moved to a small, Southern town and bought a bookstore. Spoiler alert: Chaos and exhaustion ensued.

When I'm not stocking shelves, planning shop events, recording podcast episodes, or paying large sums of taxes, you can find me obsessing over Gilmore Girls, small corners of pop culture, the liturgical calendar, and what I'm reading right now. I just finished THE ARRANGEMENT, which I guarantee you'll want to read when it releases next month.
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