December Events

Holiday Hours:
Thursday, December 25th & Friday, December 26th
Wednesday, December 31st – Sunday, January 4th

Pre-Order Special:
“The Burn: Why Your Scale is Stuck and What to Eat About It”
by Haylie Pomroy
order by 12/24 and receive 20% off

burnDecember 11th
Tween Book Club
Join us for a discussion on
“The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place”
by Julie Berry

berryDecember 13th
Hometown Holiday
Come join the festivities in Albion!
For a full list of events visit the Albion Merchants Association Facebook page.
Here at Bindings:
11:00am – Donna Rhodey, author of “The Grocery Man”
1:00pm – Josie Waverly , author of “Josie the Singing Butterfly” (reading and signing)
All Day – come make a thumbprint illustrated mini-book!
Other highlights:
Breakfast with Santa, Reindeer Raffle, Penny Carnival
And so much more!

December 20th
Book Signing with Melanie Schultz,
local author of
“The Newstead Project”, “Blackbird”, “The Bashan Agenda” and “Erron”


December 18th
Book Club
Join us for a discussion of
“The 13th Gift”
by Joanne Huist Smith

13thDecember 23rd & 24th
Last Minute Sale
Save 15% on all purchases over $30

Binding’s Book Brag


FloraFlora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
Kate DiCamillo

Characters of interest:
Flora – a self-proclaimed cynic, struggling in her relationship with her mother and with the divorce of her parents
Ulysses – a young squirrel who has been forever changed by a tragic experience with a vacuum cleaner

Sound a bit silly? It is – however this book for young readers is a gem! With lots of fun, silly adventures, Kate DiCamillo steps outside the box and brings a message about friendships, love and forgiveness.

Flora is a comic book-loving, ten year old, self-proclaimed cynic. Her romance-writer mother seems to be all consumed with her own tasks while Flora is left to lose herself in her comic books. She often imagines her world in typical comic book style with bubbles and all.

Ulysses is just a regular squirrel who is constantly consumed with thoughts about food until he is accidentally consumed himself by a deluxe vacuum cleaner. He meets Flora and they discover he has super powers. He also thinks about more than just food – poetry for instance!

When Flora’s mother discovers Ulyssses and takes an instant disliking to him, his life is endangered. Flora seeks assistance from her new acquaintance, William Spiver, who has just moved in with his great aunt next door. The team of characters set out to free Ulysses from peril and possible death.

Don’t miss this year’s Newbury Award winning novel!

50 Book Challenge – is here!

Can you read 50 books this year!? Stop in to enter our challenge. We’ll keep track of your completed books as the year progresses. If you succeed in accomplishing the challenge you’ll be invited to attend a year end reception where we’ll raffle off a stack of books. Purchase 20 of your 50 books here and you’ll receive a gift certificate to our store!

50 Book ChallengeGood luck and start reading!

Bindings Bookstore Services!

We offer some great services:

Gift Registry – for birthdays, or holidays – come make your wish list and send your friends and family in to shop for you.  We’ll help them choose just what you’d like.

Baby Book Showers – see our gift giving page for more details!

Free Gift Wrapping

Book searches

Personal, friendly service!

Bindings Bookstore in the Batavia Daily News

New Bookstore to Open

Jason and Carolyn Ricker will celebrate the grand opening of their new business, Bindings Bookstore, on Saturday in downtown Albion.

Bindings will have giveaways and a 20 percent discount on all used and hard cover books.

A caricature artist will also be there from 1 to 4 p.m.

The celebration lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 28 West Bank St.  Check out the article!

In the Media! Read All About It!

Carolyn at Bindings Bookstore


Bindings Bookstore made the front page of the Medina Journal Register on October 8, 2010!

By Rikki Cason The Journal-Register

ALBION — Having a place where they could browse for their favorite classic novel or find the newest best seller, locally, has been a want for many Albion residents. Making that dream a reality, Carolyn and Jason Ricker’s new store Bindings Bookstore is officially open in Albion.

Located at 28 W. Bank St., Bindings Bookstore offers a variety of new and used books for every audience.

“We felt that Albion really needed one because there’s really nothing here,” said Carolyn. “We thought we’d do new and used because it’s a whole new market. People like to get a good deal.”

Working in a book store when she was younger and having a small home book business for a brief time, plus her love of books, helped lead to the opening of the store. Another reason was that Carolyn currently home-school’s her two children. She said that it is hard to find the books that they need, even going into the city to find them.

Bindings Bookstore will offer a used home schooling sections where other parents can come and swap books. The store will also offer new and used books in all genres, including fiction, parenting, psychology, religion, biography, history, health and wellness and more. There is also a children’s section with books, puzzles and family games. The store also offers cards, magnets, journals, day planners and other items.

Carolyn said that the store currently has around 2,500 new books and 500 used books, with more to come.

Another sections that was important for Carolyn to have in the store was local authors. She said that a lot of residents like being able to find books about Albion, Orleans County and the Erie Canal, and it is also nice for tourist that come through to be able to buy a book and learn more about the area.

“A lot of people have been really excited that we’re here,” said Carolyn. “It’s been really nice. There’s been a lot of positive comments.”

The Rickers, who live in Kent, moved from Vermont to Orleans County 10 years ago.

Bindings Bookstore will have its official grand opening on Oct. 23. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.


We are excited to tell you about our grand opening on October 23rd 2010!!!

Bindings Bookstore is a new and used bookstore providing quality reading and educational enrichment materials to the Albion and surrounding areas, as well as on-line communities. Come check out our gifts, journals, games and more!  We provide programs, events and services that promote literacy, meet needs and encourage an increased sense of community within the village.

Look for more information to come about our programs!