Still bummed about losing the downtown Burlington Borders? Don't be; locally owned Phoenix Books recently opened a few blocks away and is up to the challenge of satisfying the Queen City's literary appetite. The bookseller, which has another branch in Essex, offers a spacious shop with some seating — and an entire bottom floor devoted to children's literature. The kids section is stocked with a range of options, from board books to young-adult novels. Expectant mothers and fathers can find shelves full of books on parenting. Want your new title in e-book form? They sell those, too. Events and workshops at both the Essex and Burlington locations give customers the chance to interact with local authors. You won't get that from Amazon.
Camp Sangamon offers a rustic, outdoors experience for young men. Boys are in charge of their own schedule, choosing from 15 activities daily. Two-, three-, five- or 8-week sessions available. Meet boys ages 9-14 from around the world. Three-year leadership program, ages 15-17. Our sister camp Betsey Cox is next…(more)