August marks the 5th anniversary of Dave and I owning the store, and we intend to celebrate! I don’t know the starting month but it is about the 27th year of the store’s existence, which is a long time for a business with a slim profit margin. The reason for the longevity is, of course, the wonderful, loyal customers who read, sell and buy such excellent books. So THANK YOU for that. Now for celebrating….
- Comment Contest: This month, we invite your favorite memories of moments in the store. Meeting your future spouse maybe? Finding a book on the shelf you loaned a friend a year ago? Reading to your baby? Whatever, it is, we’d love to hear, and you have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate just for commenting! We will again have a certificate for the “best” comment, and a random drawing from all those who posted responses to any blog during the month.
- Party Time: August 13 will be our Anniversary Open House, from 5:00 to 8:30. Come enjoy some live music, snacks, a sidewalk sale and your friends that evening. Then on Saturday, August 14, we’ll continue the fun with more sidewalk sale items, kid’s story time at 10:30 and 2:00, and some kid’s activities in-between.
- 5 for $25 Sale: You’ll be clearing the shelves with this excellent anniversary sale! Pick any 5 books, originally priced $9 or less, for only $25. Any genre, any combination, you choose, and you could save big time! With any luck, we’ll solve the overflow problem for months to come.
Any questions? Give us a call or stop by. I am adding more details on the anniversary celebration on a daily basis, so we could have more to share.
There are so many customers that are a joy to see every time they come in, I really can’t tell you how much I appreciate you all. Since I barely have had time to read in the last five years, hearing about what you are reading is the next best thing! And again, thanks for your loyalty to the store and buying locally.
Hope to see you this month,