SCHENECTADY — This summer, The Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery has a fun way for you to get caught reading.
First, snap a photo of yourself, a friend, a family member, or your pet reading in a recognizable or unusual location in Schenectady County.
Then, post your photo to the store’s Facebook page by Wednesday, Aug. 15, and “like” it for your chance to win. The three photos receiving the most likes will win a prize.
Winners will be announced during an end of summer party held at the store on Sunday, Aug. 25.
That’s not the only party taking place at The Open Door this summer.
On Tuesday, July 31, bring the whole family for crafts and other activities to celebrate Harry Potter’s 20th birthday. Adults and children are encouraged to come in costume for the chance to win prizes.
Speaking of parties, are you looking for a one-of-a-kind gift to give someone for a special occasion?
Longtime store owner Janet Hutchison and her staff take great pride in their ability to find the perfect gift for any man, woman, or child, whether the recipient is a book lover or not.
While The Open Door is well known for its emphasis on children’s and local-interest titles, Hutchison believes its gift gallery sets it apart from its competitors, by featuring a variety of personal and home accessories, such as FinchBerry handcrafted soaps, Joy Susan vegan leather accessories, Le Souk hand painted ceramics and kitchen ware, and Wild & Wolf’s stylish, functional products for men.
The Open Door Bookstore & Gift Gallery, located at 128 Jay St., across from City Hall, in downtown Schenectady, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (until 8 p.m. on Thursday) and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information about upcoming events, sales, and available products, please visit its website at www.opendoor-bookstore.com.