Backhoes, Bulldozers, Graders, Oh My!

It began in May, seven months after we officially opened: Construction on our street. In front of our store. Closing down the block for days at a time. We were told to imagine how beautiful it would be upon completion. The brick work. New sidewalks. New lampposts. Now we are heading into the fifth month of this construction mess, a nightmare for any business, but for the new business trying to build a following, this is a nightmare plus. Are we struggling? Yes. Are we waving the white flag? Absolutely not!

We are starting to see that the project is getting closer to completion and do hope that you take some time to stop in for one of our events, workshops, or the latest book, (Yes, we will have copies of Springsteen’s “Born to Run” when it’s released tomorrow.) And the rumors are true: Our café serves wine and craft beer and we encourage patrons to walk around scouring our shelves while sipping their beverage. And remember, we would be happy to ship your purchase to you. Just give us a


(This photo taken September 13th in front of our store.)



Meanwhile, we do hope to see you soon!  Remember, shopping local has its benefits for everyone. Here’s why: