While visiting family and friends in Spokane during my spring break trip this week, I had to stop by my mother-in-law’s stores. She owns and runs two businesses in the vintage Garland shopping district in north Spokane, the Tinman Gallery and it’s baby brother Tinman Too. The gallery hosts artist openings and shows each month and showcases the premiere artists of the Spokane area and from around the state. Tinman Too is a children’s bookstore filled with the best of children’s literature, both contemporary and classic, as well as whimsical art, toys and gifts. They also have arts and crafts classes for children. While in town I picked up a few new hard cover picture books for my classroom. If you’re ever in Spokane, Washington, be sure to look them up!