Indies and other busy beez

It’s Indie Week–spread the word, and let me know if your favorite Indie bookstore is doing something fun.  Send us pictures, and we’ll post them!

As for other Good Causes, I apologize again for the delays and problems some of you have had with the Heifer International prizes that came (or, should have come) with your donations during the Fifteen Weeks.  If you have not yet received them, please let me know in a comment here, and I’ll see what I can do.  Those of you who donated more recently for the Holmes booklet, if you live in the US, you should have them, although overseas addresses are somewhat delayed.

holmes-booklet0011This is the booklet, a very pretty publication from Heifer International collecting Sherlock Holmes’ remarks about beekeeping that appear in The Language of Bees.  (signed, not by Holmes alas, but by me.)  It’s a fundraiser for the Heifer beehive project, and if you want one (or several) you can donate online, or send me $10 per booklet (checks are fine) at PO Box 1152, Freedom, CA, 95019.

They sent me a whole box of these lovely things, and I’d really appreciate the chance to transfer some of them from my house to yours.


  1. Dawn Heyson on June 29, 2009 at 10:11 am

    I had donated two hives, and did not receive the prize. Thank you!

  2. Ashley W on June 29, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    I donated on June 4, so it may be too early to see anything in my mailbox. I’m looking forward to it though!

  3. Susan Pence on June 29, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    I donated on June 1st, and would really love the booklet! What a fun 15 weeks it was!

  4. Kate on June 29, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I donated recently and just received the booklets in the mail (one for myself and one for a dear friend). They are absolutely lovely. Thank you! And thank you for helping us help a great cause like Heifer.

  5. annie on June 30, 2009 at 4:25 am

    Mine have arrived in the UK

  6. Wristle on June 30, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    I donated two hives on June 19, but have not received anything yet.

  7. Chris on July 1, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Slightly off subject, but after 5 days tucked away at Russian River, I’m in San Francisco and just bought the store’s last signed first edition of LANG! Went to Book Passage, so was able to give an indie my dollars.

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