Good Vibes Gifts & Flowers organizing book swap

Published on Tuesday, 13 September 2022 12:00


PLAINVILLE – Good Vibes Gifts & Flowers is organizing a book swap Sept. 17 to help spread positivity, which will feature a local author and children's crafts.

The Book Drop & Swap event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the gift shop at 21 Whiting St., with lots of door prizes for kids.

Visitors are encouraged to bring good condition children's and teens' books with themes of empathy, mindfulness, empowerment, diversity and inclusion. They will be able to swap up to five books per family for books from Good Vibes' own extensive collection.

Melody Santos, owner of Good Vibes Gifts & Flowers, said she held a similar event in August and there was a lot of demand for more.

"I really like being able to do something like this for the children," she said. "After the first time, which we did for kids finishing up their summer reading, we had so many people wanting us to hold it again."

In addition to the book swap, visitors will also be able to purchase books for 30 to 50% off of the publisher price.

Good Vibes Gifts & Flowers will also be hosting Plainville author Shannon Giannini, whom attended Good Vibes Gifts & Flowers previous book shop.

"I said why not come and do a reading and a book signing?" said Santos. "I love to help people locally."

Giannini will be reading from and signing copies of her book "Just Imagine." The following is a synopsis from Giannini's Amazon page:

"Just Imagine" is a story about imagination and the Power of Persistence. Meet Jack, a little boy with a big imagination. Jack will discover that with a little bit of thought and the power of his own imagination, he can make things happen. He wants to know what the clouds taste like. He believes they taste just like cotton candy. Follow Jack as he goes on a journey using only the power of his imagination. His adventure is difficult, and at times he feels like giving up. He must remember to believe in himself and be persistent. This fun and whimsically illustrated story is sure to spark the creative minds of your little ones. Little readers will easily relate to Jack and they will be pushing for him to reach his goal in this sweet and light-hearted story."

In keeping with the themes of the book will be space adventure themed crafts, a chance to climb into a spaceship and enjoy "cotton candy clouds" of their own.

For more information on Good Vibes Gifts & Flowers, visit or or call 860-846-6948.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plainville on Tuesday, 13 September 2022 12:00. Updated: Tuesday, 13 September 2022 12:02.