It's true! It's true! The Elephant's Trunk has found a home right in the center of Lexington, MA. Can you believe it? No, neither can I.
The Elephant's Trunk is a full service independent children's bookshop serving children, teens, and the young at heart. Years in the making, the dream was born while in the children's literature program at Simmons College. My friend and classmate, Sarah, encouraged me to work at a wonderful independent bookstore where she was employed and thus began the grand dream. We visited shops, we schemed, and planned and avoided grad school papers. I went on to be a children's book buyer and Sarah went on to manage a store but there was something missing. I loved my job but I had a dream that really wouldn't quit. There were ups ("It's really going to happen this time!") and downs ("It didn't happen this time...") But through it all, we always believed that someday perhaps it would happen. And guess what? Someday is today!
Sure, I may not have a working store phone number right now, I might be missing some ceiling panels and dying for the carpet to come in but rest assured my friends, by December the store will be shiny and new and bursting with books.
If you can see past the glare, here is the very first window display just in time for the Halloween festivities!
The beautiful window is all Gloria's creative magic. Gloria also happens to be my mother and faithful toiler of the many Elephant's Trunk logos and future website design.
Stay tuned for more updates as we creep closer and closer to opening day!