January 2015

Dear Teachers and Librarians,

It’s with a heavy heart that I close Book Props after 37 years. I want to thank you all for your many years of support and enthusiasm.

I started this business when my first child was a baby and now she has a young son of her own who loves being read to. This was a time of change in the book publishing industry. I would never have guessed when I began that by now, books could also arrive on our computer screens or tablets or that books would see a single printing and then become valuable antiques?

Your jobs have surely changed over the years as well. I applaud all of you for working every day to instill the love of books and the written word in children, no matter the format.

All through the years I have made jewelry as well as props for storytelling so I will now have the time and focus to concentrate on that, something which gives me great joy. If you want to take a look I am at bevsokol.com.

I will miss all of you and the relationships we built around books.

Take care, each and every one of you.


Bev Sokol


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