Two years. Two years of having the privilege to talk about books with both strangers and friends every day. Two years of meeting authors and finding out that they are real people. Two years of Storytime (which means 2 years of occasionally wearing a tiara in my role as Missy the Storytelling Princess – BONUS!). Two years of attending book conferences with hundreds of other booksellers to share insights, ideas and hear about books coming out in the future. Two years of publishers sending advance copies of books so I can read them before they are even released and be ready to knowledgeably share my thoughts on the book with our patrons (did not even know that happened before opening the store). Two years of writing this blog and newsletter to try and share my experiences on this journey of a lifetime.
There have been ups and downs, stress and joy, and more satisfaction and happiness than I could have imagined. Thank you for taking this journey with me and I hope you buckle up and stay on the ride for a long time to come. We have big plans in the upcoming year to expand our events and programming in store, to participate in more off-site events and literary conferences and to expand our online presence.
But before all that, we hope you will join us to celebrate our first two years this Saturday December 2, 2017 from 5pm until 7pm. We will have music by Kevin Landry and Rebecca Richard, we will have food and drinks, good friends old and new, and ,of course , Books.