Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Bonnett's Sighting

Lori Pritchard's "Heart & Light Photography" blog has recently featured some images from an Engagement photo session and our storefront is trying to remain unobtrusive in the background of this very nice photo. It's a nice coincidence that I should find such a photo the day after my own wedding anniversary.

Thank you to Lori (for not cropping too much). ;-)

And Congratulations to Laura & Erik. May all your years ahead be happy.

Dayton and Xenia Ohio Child Photographer Lori Pritchard» Blog Archive » E-Session with Erik and Laura:

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Urban Nights Photos (May 15, 2009)

The latest of the Urban Nights featured another good time in the Oregon District. This short slideshow features some of the photos I was able to take. Naturally, I had to stick pretty close to the shop. These images feature the Nick Kizirnis Band and various views around the Ware Block. Check the list of links below the slideshow and be sure to look for their blogs and popular social networks. Links to our Picasa photo gallery, Facebook, and MySpace are located in the sidebar.

Downtown Dayton Partnership - URBAN NIGHTS

Loretta Puncer's GALLERY 510 on Fifth





Friday, May 15, 2009

URBAN NIGHTS - Come on out, there's no rain in sight!

The weather's great, the time is right, come downtown for Urban Nights!

OK, it's a little cloudy out, but that would've ruined my rhyme, and it's not raining yet. I think it'll hold off.

Bonus! The Dolcessa Gelato cart has returned for the event. You have to try this stuff! It's outside the Ware Block Building near Bonnett's Books, Practice Yoga, Derailed Salon, and Gallery 510 Fine Art.

Art Galleries, Great Food, Live Performances, City Life Statues, Light Up Dayton Photo-contest Winners, and yes... there's even a Dayton Dragons game tonight! And of course, don't forget to stop in Bonnett's to see the latest arrivals!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Welcome HAMVENTION; Check this out!

For a good time after Hamvention hours check out Fifth Street in Dayton's Oregon Arts/Historic District (aka the Oregon District) for food and fun that is uniquely Dayton.

Friday is Urban Nights in downtown Dayton. We'll be open until 10 PM for this event. Urban Nights is a celebration of downtown offerings. Some of our favorite destinations are on Fifth Street, park once and it's walking distance to all these Dayton originals (in no particular order):

(Search for these businesses on Google, Facebook, MySpace, etc., for up-to-date information & hours.)
  • Oregon Express; FREE PIZZA (with purchase) for Friday Happy hour, live music later.
  • The Trolley Stop Bar; good food, live music, and a rotating selection of quality drafts.
  • Blind Bob's Tavern; the new place on 5th, for a juicy burger selection and more.
  • Smokin' BBQ; try the pulled pork sandwich, or perhaps fried bologna is your mood.
  • The Dublin Pub; excellent Irish stew, 'Perfect Pints' of Guinness, and Irish pub charm.
  • Thai 9; Nine levels of 'hot' for your meal, excellent menu
  • 5th Street Wine & Deli; great sandwiches, snacks, candy, plus carry-out beer & wine.
  • Pacchia; fine dining with drinks, jazz, and a coffee shop.
  • CafĂ© Boulevard/Le Monde; fine dining/bar.
  • Jay's Seafood & Steaks; not on Fifth, but right next door. Excellent fare.
  • Franco's Italian Ristorante; Italian fine-dining.
  • Shaneak's; a quality food cart for burgers and more.
  • China Buffet; a Chinese buffet.
  • Newcom's Tavern; bar/night club.
  • Ned Pepper's/The Hole in the Wall; bar/night club.
  • Sloopy's; dance club/bar.
  • VEX; dance club/bar.
  • Feathers Vintage; clothing, knick-knacks, electronics, a great place for unusual gifts.
  • Gem City Records; batteries, accessories, plus new & used CDs, DVDs, and LPs.
  • The Neon Movies; independent/art house theater (2 screens).
  • Jimmy Modern; vintage modern furniture, art, and more.
  • Exotic Fantasies; batteries, adult novelties, and much more.
  • and, of course, Bonnett's Used Book Store, vintage comic & magazines, recent novels, collectible & rare books, classic erotica, & more.
Also check out "A World A'Fair" at the Dayton Convention Center all weekend long. It's a celebration of cultural diversity featuring live performances, food, and arts & crafts from around the world.

We hope to see you this weekend.

Bonnett's Hours:
Friday: Noon - 10 PM for Urban Nights (normally Noon-8 PM)
Saturday: Noon - 8 PM
Sunday: Closed

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Obligatory Star Trek post

Q: Are the Bonnett boys fans of "Star Trek"?
A: Yes. We grew up with it and have enjoyed the original series over and over again, in a wide range of situations, and with groups of friends in varying states of sobriety.

Q: Have you seen the new "Star Trek" movie from J.J. Abrams?
A: Yes. The new movie is a joyride of non-stop action and adventure, with a good dose of classic Trek references for we old-school types.

Q: How much Trek stuff do you have available in your store?
A: We've got a fair selection of paperbacks and a small batch of the (suprisingly interesting) Gold Key comic books. Then there are the ever popular (and official) Compendium, Concordance, Chronology, and Technical Manual. We've also got some older fan-published technical books with information about little-known starships and equipment that are great references for gamers.

Q: So, what's this photo about?
A: We enjoyed the movie, a lot, but there are some things about it that are hard for classic fans to swallow. Don't get me wrong... The new movie is still a filet mignon of a movie, but it's got a bit too much seasoning. The photo is an oblique editorial. It has mulitple interpretations in my own mind, but I'll keep them to myself. Enjoy the film. Enjoy the classics that brought us here. And, most of all, keep on Trekkin'!