"We bought the house in July and planned to open shop in October; a quick turn-around meant the place could start paying us back for its purchase. Since we didn't have any investment capital, without remorse or pity, we culled our personal library for inventory...The books from our personal cull barely filled half of one room's shelves, yet three rooms waited. It didn't feel cozy or full of promise, more barren and tomblike...The book morgue that wanted to be a shop was our problem, waiting for our solution. But hook, crook, or sheer force of will, we would find more books--without going into debt for them."5 things I loved about The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: a memoir of friendship, community, and the uncommon pleasure of a good book by Wendy Welch:
- It's a book about books...and a one-of-a-kind bookstore! Two of my favorite things.
- Welch's writing is humorous, honest and heartfelt. making this memoir a delightfully funny read.
- Big Stone Gap itself and the sometimes quirky, always interesting, book-loving characters who live there.
- Every chapter is headed by an awesome bookish quote. (And I love bookish quotes!)
- At its heart, this story is about making your 'someday dreams' come true. Because...
"What if someday is today?"
Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets by Jessica A. Fox (Which is about a girl and a dream, a bookstore in Scotland, and a fairy tale romance.)