1. I’ve been to Las Vegas on a buying trip! It was a smaller show than the big International Toy Fair that happens in New York in February, but it was plenty big for me. I placed a lot of great orders, so keep an eye out for lots of new goodies arriving in August and September.
2. The Staunton Downtown Development Association (SDDA) has put together a survey for downtown shoppers. It’s fairly short, the questions are easy, and if you fill it out completely you get a shot at a $50 Downtown Gift Certificate. You can pick up your survey here at Pufferbellies. And if you win, you can spend your $50 Gift Certificate here, too. Wink.
3. As many of our customers know, we’ll be sending out a catalog this fall. If you’d like to receive a copy in the mail, please give us your mailing address next time you’re in the store, or email it to pufferbellies [@] gmail [.] com. Our finalized mailing list is due at the printers by the middle of August, so we really need your info now if you’d like to get a copy. Of course, we will have extra copies available here at the store, too.
4. We’ve got some great new toys and books in stock. Susan has started an expansion of her already-fantastic book section to include classic and notable contemporary fiction for young readers. Some hard-to-find stuff, too, like the most beautiful editions of the Oz series that I’ve seen. Let us know what you think.