*Now Available: Virtual Bookstore Hours*
Have you ever wandered through a bookstore or browsed an online listing and found a book that looked intriguing—only to walk away because you just weren’t quite sure if that book was for you? I know I have, far more times than I can count. It is an experience that always leaves me wishing I had someone there whom I could ask about the book—someone who had read the book, someone whom I could trust.
That is what Imagination Investigation seeks to provide. A real person who is a reader just like you. Who loves books and knows that satisfaction of finding that perfect story which connects with the heart and mind. And who wants that same experience for you.
As a result, I only carry books which I feel I can personally vouch for. Books with incredible storylines, delightful characters, and edifying content. As a result, I only carry books written by those professing to be Christians, as far as I can tell. Moreover, I have personally read the vast majority of the books I sell (about 80%) with the remainder by authors whom I trust or which came strongly recommended from a trusted source.
This allows me as the bookseller to come alongside you and provide the information you need to decide whether this is really the book for you. Is there some kind of content you want to avoid? Then I’ll steer you away from the books that contain that. Are there certain elements you want? I can point you in the right direction. Or simply tell me about your favorite books and movies, and I’ll try to find you something similar, even if I don’t personally carry it. Because what matters most is finding you that perfect match.
For at its heart, Imagination Investigation is a bookstore run by a booklover for booklovers, because I want fabulous stories to find their way into the hands of new readers and for readers to discover that new favorite story that seemed written especially for them.
On Finding that Match:
Each year I pack up my books and shelves to head to a few homeschool conferences. This year you will be able to find me at MACHE (April 16-17), SECHE (May 7-8), and NICHE (June 18-19).
However, I know not everyone can attend these conferences. So I have “virtual” bookstore hours for those who can't meet visit in person—times you can log into a video conferencing room, speak with me personally, and “browse” my books, just like you would on the conference floor.
Tuesdays 2-4 pm (Central)
Fridays 2-4 pm (Central)
By appointment: Email me through my contact page
(No digital hours July 13, 16, 27, and 30 2021)
During the posted hours you can access my digital bookstore room through Zoom:
Or meeting number 822 1467 6451
Meanwhile browse my online store, which contains additional information about both the fiction and the nonfiction I offer, check out what workshop & seminars I teach, or stop by my blog. For specific questions, feel free to contact me directly at imaginationinvestigation @ yahoo dot com.
You will find a wide variety of resources available through my online bookstore, both fiction and nonfiction. The hope is that you will find that perfect book for you or your child, which will stretch the imagination and deepen theology.
For fiction, novels range from picture book level up through adults. You will find multiple genres among the listings, but because of what I love to read and write, stories belonging to the science-fiction and fantasy genres will dominate. For ease, I have broken the novels into 6 age-appropriate categories:
Picture Book & Easy Readers (up to age 8)
Midgrade Novels (8-12 years)
Tween Novels (10-13 years)
Teen Novels (13-16 years)
Young Adult Novels (14-18 years)
Adult Novels (16+ years)
Also, if you are specifically looking for the fiction I wrote, I have a special page for that too.
Looking for something a bit more practical? Then check out my nonfiction page. Here you will find tools for parents to teach discernment and to navigate reading world. I also have a high school curriculum that teaches the basics of discernment through Bible study and the analysis of film. I will also soon be adding a selection of favorite writing and theology books.
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