It's August — the unofficial last month of summer. We'll try not to be sad though, and will begin by celebrating National Clown Week — always the first week of August! August is one of those rare months without an official holiday but — this year, August 21st brings us here in the U.S. a very special event indeed — a full (or partial, depending on where you live) solar eclipse. And we have NASA approved viewing glasses!

What's new this month? Summer is a bit quiet on the "new" front, but we do have a few choice items to share with you. Tiny cat paws and a Unicorn Believers Club lunch box for starters. We have a great new Women in Sports book, an interesting compatibility quiz book, and new journals and notepads from the Mincing Mockingbird/Frantic Meerkat folks. We also have a nice little metal badge/pin from the one school we all go to — wear it proudly! And from the Unemployed Philosophers, two new mugs — Birds on a Wire, and an "artistic" mug featuring the iconic and beloved Bob Ross, two new soaps — Shakespeare and Vonnegut, as well as "Breathmints of Champions" and Happy Little Mints. Blue Q has a pizza themed potholder, a black cat lunch bag and new gum!

Moving on the politics — if this magnet resonates, how about getting yourself a Canadian passport? We have an excellent new "American Values" tote and already a favorite — our new "dystopian" cocktail napkins! Last but not least, Impeachmints, and — protest socks! Besides all this, our summer sale continues through August 31st and here are pictures of some of the treasures you will find on the sale table. And that concludes our August news — see you in September!