Sunday, December 5, 2010

It won't be long now

It's true, we are almost ready for business. Almost. The books have been pouring in...
Little Brown books for young readers

Our local publishing house, Charlesbridge, was our first shipment of books!

With the holidays upon us, Gloria designed a new window display that had been getting much attention and Ernest looks as handsome as ever.  It's almost as if we have a "real" store.

But of course, we are still waiting for the shelves. With all this inventory we couldn't pass up doing the holiday festival on Friday night. It was a lot of work but we checked in inventory, we got the cash register ready, stacked boxes, rented tables and made displays to be open for a "sneak peek" at the Elephant's Trunk from 5-8.  And we are glad we did!

This was the picture book table topped with our favorite picks and new releases. We had a raffle to win this handsome penguin.

It was so nice to have a crowd of people browsing the selection and showing their support and encouragement. We feel so lucky to be in a community filled with people who are committed to supporting their local indies and enthusiastic about reading!

This week the shelves are arriving so stay tuned for info about our opening day!


  1. Great window display! I spotted it from the car one evening and had to take a walk downtown the next day to get a better look.

    I've really missed having a local bookstore, so I can't wait until you open your doors. Good luck!

  2. Aw, I see my book in Charlesbridge's box! So glad to have you in the neighborhood.