Don’t Be Left in the Dark

November 9, 2012 at 9:53 pm Leave a comment

New York City is recovering from the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, and Book Culture made it out pretty much unscathed. We are so thankful for the staff  who were willing and able to come in for those few days, for the staff and customers who were affected our thoughts are with you, and we especially thankful for the customers who braved the wind and rain to come buy books! For those still getting through the devastation, we wish you the best and many brighter days ahead. New York City is resilient, and its inhabitants are not easy to disrupted.

With winter barreling around the corner, I thought it would be a good opportunity to talk wax. Days before the hurricane hit the northeast, candles, among other essentials, flew off the shelves. In a situation like a hurricane, or blizzard, candles areImage extremely important to keep around. But they are even better to have around when you need to relax. The candle selection at Book Culture has been growing, now displaying a wide range of scents, sizes, and styles.

Our Sunbeam candles are very special to the store. We love these candles and the company. Sunbeam creates products solely on solar energy, and when there’s no sun, they use wind power. But their mindfulness and concern for the planet doesn’t stop there: the packaging is also green. The candles, which are shaped into beautiful pine cones, are made of locally gown and harvested ingredients. Pesticide free, too! They are made of pure beeswax, so even though they aren’t scented, they smell slightly of Imagehoney.

Lineas Lights candles are handcrafted and pungent. They range in scent from “Belgian Linen,” which highlights floral aspects based with a woody tone, to “White Coral,” with a fresh mandarin note. Lineas Lights’ candles are indulgent; perfect for a night with your favorite book and cocoa. Aside from the scent, the candles are packaged in beautiful hand-stamped paper, made from recycled materials, of course. The glass jar is simple and elegant, letting the scent speak for itself. On any given morning, we have one of these lovely candles burning by the registers (usually “Pumpkin” or “Vanilla Noir”).

KOBO candles are among our favorites here at Book Culture. The packaging is enough to catch your eye; beautiful patterns on their sleek cases. These candles make a statement in your home. The creator of KOBO candles wanted to make natural, soy based candles that would be as memorable as the events taking place around them. KOBO candles definitely grImageab your attention. They lightly scent any home, but create an atmosphere that won’t soon be forgotten. Scents like “Anisette Orange” takes queues from blood oranges and red peppercorn that is not easily matched.

But this isn’t all of them. Stop into our stores (on West 112th and 114th streets on Broadway) to see our complete collection of candles. You can also order them online or over the phone. There is always plenty of stock of the many and varied scents to choose from. Come in and find the one that fits you and your space best.


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