Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Athens BookFest?!

Happy October!

We are excited to announce the POTENTIAL Athens BookFest!

This possible event will take place in Athens, PA and be sponsored by Basil E. Bacorn Books, Art, and More. We would love to feature local and regional authors and publishers as well as book-related merchants in a fun one-day event!

We are in the very early stages at this time, so be sure to let us know what you think and like and follow our Athens BookFest Facebook page here if you would like to see this event happen as much as we would!

If you are interested in participating in or helping out with this potential event, please send us an email at!

We will be updating this post as new information becomes available! :)

Thursday, August 22, 2019

We Need Your Help

We need your help!

We had the grand opening of our new location in Athens, PA just four months ago and hit the ground running with our unique and interesting merchandise and products that make the world a better place. We are here because we value our hometown community, and now we need your support to help us stay.

We have stumbled upon a rough patch, and being a new business owned and operated by a 19-year-old, we have very limited options for financial aid.

I'm Basil. I was born and raised in Athens, PA, and I chose to put my business here because I believe we can make Athens a thriving town if we all take a little initiative. I, however, am faced with big time money issues threatening my business. You don't have to donate for nothing. Come down to the store, get some eco-friendly office supplies. Buy a book. Get a toy. Check out our inventory and just shop around. We have a nice variety, and will be growing as we go!

I have so many plans for this company and our community, especially approaching the holiday (and celebration!) season, but I need your help in making those plans happen.

I really appreciate all the support I can get. Thank you for taking the time to read this! :) We are open tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 23, 2019) 9am to 9pm and if you can come out and see us, we'd be so thankful.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Spooktober 2019 Survey and Our Breast Cancer Awareness Event

Also, we are testing out using GoFundMe to help with funding our charitable and community activities! What better time to raise money to send Basil E. Bacorn to a haunted hotel to raise breast cancer awareness?! Check out our GoFundMe page for this "Boos for Boobs" event at!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Some Thoughts From Basil

The Rear Entrance to Basil E. Bacorn Books, Art, and More

I don't remember the age but I remember the moment. I was young.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019


[July 16, 2019] Today is the final day of Amazon's Prime Days - a two-day sales event for Amazon Prime members. Prime members, as many of you know, have so many benefits across Amazon's various assets. For a long time, we have been looking into the possibility of offering our own paid membership program, one that is separate from our existing loyalty program, which is free to participate in and will continue to be so. With that said, we are happy to announce BasilPlus!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Buy From Basil Discontinued Products

Happy Wednesday! As promised, here is the list of products currently available on that will be discontinued this month when the site shuts down. These products will not be available from Basil E. Bacorn Books, Art, and More or from Circumstance Comedy. Each product is linked to where they can be purchased until July 14, 2019, which will be the final sales date of the site.

UPDATE: The site is officially shut down.


Monday, July 8, 2019

July 2019 Newsletter

Basil E. Bacorn Books, Art, and More
July 2019!
This month we have the epic Athens Street Fair to look forward to! July 19 and 20! We also will be having a few special hour days, so be sure to note those changes below! And as always, you are welcome to share this newsletter with anyone you want! This one is longer than usual because we have so much going on, so let's jump right in!