Penny and I were so happy to fly the flags, open the doors, and welcome folks back into the store on Indie Bookstore Day!
I teared up when, for the first time in over a year, a child ran in the door and up the stairs, excited to discover new books.
We got to catch up with old friends who we hadn't seen in months. We also made new friends! Families who moved to town just after the pandemic hit visited the store for the first time.
Thankfully, we did not need to control traffic; you all seem to have become pretty good at social distancing and respecting one anothers’ space.
The weather cooperated and families enjoyed the StoryWalk of Even the Smallest Will Grow in the Square. It will be up through the end of May.
Lorrie Wilkes and Ford Daley entertained us with fiddle tunes in the Square. In appreciation, some tossed a few dollars into the hat which the musicians generously donated to our Book Angel program.
Toward the end of the day, a young woman introduced herself: a Norwich author with an intriguing book - 1,001 Voices on Climate Change - coming in the fall. Look for a launch event date…
All in all, a great day! Thank you. - Liza