A very cool thing happened a few days ago, and it reminded me why I love my job. A few of our regular customers, a mom and her son, stopped in the store. The son asked if he could bring some of his own books in to trade and get credit, and he was so excited when we said yes. They went home and came back with a suitcase! He was trading in all of his picture books and young adult books, and he wanted one of the rare books we had on display. His mother said she remembered when he first told us he needed chapter books and now he is reading well beyond his age. He had to go home twice and bring more books to get the book he wanted. He wants to collect rare books that he likes. Very cool day. (He traded for a Tolkien book).
Don’t forget that Saturday, June 5th, we will be our book club meeting at 1 p.m. here at the store. Everyone one is welcome to join us as we discuss Charles de Lint’s Dreams Underfoot. Hope to see you there.