I am actually not complaining about too many customers coming through the door and never will. One of the main reasons I like working in an open shop is all the interesting people who come by. Families showing off our bookshop to out of town guests ("Not many like this one around anymore..." I have overheard.). The engaged couple who were planning a book themed wedding and looking for the perfect book to carve out the insides to hold their rings. The folks who had just discovered us and told my husband on their second visit that this was their favorite book store. (Thank you!) People looking for various titles by long lost relatives. The enthusiastic homeschooling mother who found a long list of her "wants". The gentleman who came with a long list of mysteries he wanted and the interesting discussion that ensued between one mystery buff (myself) and another (him). Glad that he found several at reasonable prices. So I will have to go in very early some days next week to finish reconciling our bank statements before our midweek appointment. A very low price to pay for some robust selling days in the last weeks.
The garage $1 area will be opening soon. We will notify all of you on the email list of that happening. Use our Contact Us function above to leave your email with us if you haven't yet. Do come check out the gentleman (codes BDZ and CCC) with case # 18, 19 & 41 who has put his books at $1 each for at least the next week or so. We sold 84 the other day but I have since restocked the cases with 4 boxes worth on Friday.
I have just put some rarish and interesting New England books in stock. Among them:Thompson's HISTORY OF VERMONT which besides history includes lovely woodcuts of the animals of the state in the 19th century; Stiles: HISTORY OF WINDSOR CT; Crafts: HISTORY OF WHATELY, MASS.; HISTORY OF WESTFIELD, MASS (2 vols) from the early 20th c. and others. Most are in the glass display case. Check them out.