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Author: Katie Nelson

To Infinity–And Beyond!

Posted on Sep. 6, 2016 by Katie Nelson

All across the country, stores are putting up Valentine’s Day decorations, which can only mean one thing: It’s almost September. Summer is just about over. Today is my last day as a Fox Cities Magazine Editorial Intern, and this week I’ve been finishing up my last few assignments, packing for study abroad, and reminding myself that READ MORE

Telling the New Histories: Shenandoah Books, Etc.

“The name ‘Shenandoah’ is my grandmother’s. She’s a medicine woman, and so then the name went from Scandoa to some form of Shenandoah, and then I’m Skenandore, now.” “So it even changed between you and your grandmother!” “Well, yeah, because the white people got involved. I call that the ‘whitenizing.’” I sit in Shenandoah Books, READ MORE

More Than A Book Store

As I wandered through The Book Store, an Appleton shop on Northland Avenue, I was reminded of a labyrinth. The bookshelves throughout the store weren’t set up in straight rows, but in perpendicular rows that created dead ends and nooks and crannies, each themed with one genre or another. Whether or not this was intentional, READ MORE

Curling Up with Coffee and a Good Book

Hello again! The first bookstore in our series is called Shellattés, and if you were to visit it, it might look like just a coffee shop. But do not fret! Just take a few steps past the coffee shop section (where you can place your order, chat with the baristas and sit down, if you READ MORE

A Summer of Stories

A few years ago, I was in the throes of the college-choosing process. Near one college I considered, there was a smallish bookstore, and almost every time my mom and I were visiting the school we would swing by. Usually I would enter looking for one specific book, but the shelves would inevitably pull me READ MORE