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I love working at a bookstore and being able to talk books. I love a variety of genres but right now I am in my Young Adult paranormal/odd love stories phase. I'll read just about anything paranormal, but I can't seem to get into the zombies and mermaids so don't expect to see any reviewed by me. I am really into the ever evolving angel genre as well as anything dystopian, and of course vampires. None of this, of course, has anything to do with my degrees. I have a BA in Art History and European History and a Masters in Public History with an art history focus. When I am not working at the bookstore or reading, I am teaching art history. I grew up in a small town and moved to Albany eight years ago and I am currently planning my wedding (which has a book themed reception). I am an odd girl with odd interests but hey it seems to work!

Recent blog posts written by Alexis

Dawn of Egyptian Art : The Book and Exhibit

Dawn of Egyptian Art  The new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has art historians every where discussing the Pre-Pharaonic era in Egypt (4/4/12- 8/5/12). It is an area of study that hasn’t seen much scholarly work but Patch’s new work examines the influence it had  over the culture that shaped early art history. […]

Renoir: Impressionism and Full-Length Painting: The Book and The Exhibit

Renoir: Impressionism and Full-Length Painting  This February the Frick Collection in New York City opened a new exhibit, Renior: Impressionism and Full-Length Painting ( 2/7/12- 5/13/12). The exhibit and companion book examine Renoir’s use of full-length canvases. His Impressionist works  explored contemporary life and fashion and today he is regarded as one the premier Impressionist […]

Van Gogh: Up Close: The Book and The Exhibit

Van Gogh: Up Close   The Philadelphia Museum of Art ( 2/1/12- 5/6/12) opened a new exhibit on Vincent Van Gogh, focusing on his depictions of nature. The exhibit and companion book look at the last four years of his life using one hundred key paintings. A diverse group of international scholars examine Van Gogh’s radical […]

Byzantium and Islam : Book and Exhibition

Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition |   The Metropolitan Museum of Art is exhibiting art from Byzantium and Islam from March 12th, 2012 through July 8th, 2012. Want to know more? Order a copy of this wonderful companion from us! The book and the exhibit explore the changes in the Byzantine Empire during the […]

The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? | The NEW MO WILLEMS IS HERE!

The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? | I LOVE MO WILLEMS! And oh! that pigeon! Well, Mo is back with Pigeon and let’s just say Pigeon is none too pleased that the Duckling gets a cookie! This book will have you laughing out loud! A great gift for new or expectant parents- a wonderful shower gift […]

Sign up for our Fairy House Workshop!!!!

We will be having a FAIRY HOUSE WORKSHOP on Saturday March 31st from 11am until noon. You can make your very own FAIRY HOUSE!!!!   Come down to the store and take a look at the FAIRY HOUSES in our window display and take some time to sign up. Attendance is limited to twelve children […]

It’s an Angel world and we’re all just living in it!!!

Move over Vampires, see ya Zombies, angels are the new “it’ genre when it comes to Young Adults! I love this new genre and have read almost everything I can get my hands on. So I am here to give you the rundown of the good the bad and the absolute swoon worthy! I will […]

Divergent By Veronica Roth

Divergent By Veronica Roth   I have to say this is probably one of my FAVORITE books of all time; right up there with the Hunger Games and Harry Potter. It is a must read! The sequel, Insurgent is due out in May and the movie rights were just picked up by Summit Entertainment (The […]

Embrace | By Jessica Shirvington

Embrace. Violet Eden is having strange dreams and as her 17th birthday looms weird things start to leave her questioning her sanity. She has loved her trainer Lincoln for years but when she finds out he has been keeping secrets from her she is unsure whether she can ever truly trust him again. When a […]

Illuminate: A Gilded Wings Novel, Book One By Aimee Agresti

Illuminate: A Gilded Wings Novel, Book One | The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza. One of my favorite books of the season!! Agresti pulls you in a every twist and turn and keeps you guessing until the end. Haven is the girl you want as your best friend, super smart, super loyal and amazingly sophisticated. […]