Thank Gift Books for our commercial Christmas

tamrawilson Holiday gifts

If you’re basking in afterglow of Christmas with a new read in hand, you’re part of a long-held tradition. Gift books spurred the “commercialization” of gift-giving at Christmas 200 years ago. I ran across this intriguing fact in a recent blog on “Literary Hub.” The title of the article caught my attention: “How the book business invented modern gift-giving.” The …

Dewey’s holiday shop a panoply of delights

tamrawilson Dewey's Bakery, Holiday gifts, The Corner Table

If you’re in a quandary about what to buy folks on your gift list, look no further than Dewey’s Holiday Shop at The Corner Table. Yes, The Corner Table soup kitchen in Newton is hosting a retail branch of Dewey’s Bakery of Winston-Salem. A third of the sales support the local soup kitchen in their mission to feed hungry people …