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Celebrating Independence Day with a Box of Books Giveaway!

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We could not think of a better way to celebrate America than giving away the thing we love most: books!! It’s a long weekend and summer is now in full swing. Whether you’ve got summer trips planned or you’ll be making a few trips to the beach on those scorching days, the one thing that most of us look to bring along is a book or two (or 10!). This July 4th, we’ve got the perfect books to get you into the American spirit and keep you glued to the pages! Included in this giveaway are:   Click the Box of Books below to enter to WIN this Independence Day Giveaway! Happy 4th of July!

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Independence Day Shelfies from Written Words Bookstore: Honoring our roots

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When you’re firing up the barbecue on Saturday, dismissing everyone’s advice and recommendations because you are the grill master, you should take some time to consider. The meat needs proper time to cook, anyway. Perhaps you could cast a reflective eye on the holiday in question, and wonder about this country’s history. If you’re a novice when it comes to your American past, have no fear: This week’s Shelfie Picks consist of entertaining, accessible reads that will put you in touch with your roots. We went to Written Words Bookstore (please note their new address in Shelton, CT!) for these Independence Day recommendations and owner Dorothy Broder was nice enough to deliver three absolute winners. Here they are: 1. The War That…

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Your July 4th Fix: Books and Shows to Heat Up Your Independence Day

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It’s the Fourth of July! Have a hot dog and a hamburger—but have a side of history while you’re at it. While Independence Day is one of the country’s biggest holidays for barbecues, family pool parties, gatherings at the beach (and let’s not forget the fireworks!) I always like to use the Fourth as an opportunity to take a look back at our illustrious (and sometimes infamous) national history. Fortunately, there’s a wealth of books, movies and TV shows that will help you stay true to the red, white and blue—they’ll not only keep you entertained, but they’ll give you a pretty good history lesson as well. So here’s a TV show, a movie, and three books that will make…

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