The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book
An inspiring true story about losing your place, finding your purpose, and building a community one book at a time. Wendy Welch and her husband had always dreamed of owning a bookstore, so when they left their high-octane jobs for a simpler life in an Appalachian coal town, they seized an... show more
An inspiring true story about losing your place, finding your purpose, and building a community one book at a time. Wendy Welch and her husband had always dreamed of owning a bookstore, so when they left their high-octane jobs for a simpler life in an Appalachian coal town, they seized an unexpected opportunity to pursue thier dream. The only problems? A declining U.S. economy, a small town with no industry, and the advent of the e-book. They also had no idea how to run a bookstore. Against all odds, but with optimism, the help of their Virginian mountain community, and an abiding love for books, they succeeded in establishing more than a thriving business - they built a community. The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap is the little bookstore that could: how two people, two cats, two dogs, and thirty-eight thousand books helped a small town find its heart. It is a story about people and books, and how together they create community.
Publish date: October 2nd 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 291
Edition language: English
So here's a deep, dark secret: I would love to own a bookstore someday. I have this bookstore planned out in my mind almost to the last detail, although I sometimes fluctuate between whether to go all-inclusive or specialise in mystery fiction and also between all new books or a combination new/u...
This book took me a while to get into because I just didn't like the author's voice. In spite of her insistence that she's a Quaker, who values others along with their difference, I sometimes found her to be petty. In fact, she describes her writing as whiny, neo-bitchy, self-centered prose and joki...
An engaging and enjoyable memoir, one that will especially appeal to bibliophiles and lovers of bookstores like myself. I found the author's style occasionally annoying. Her obvious attempts to be clever grated on my nerves as was her need to remind readers of her advanced education. After seeing A ...
Lovely book about opening a used bookstore in an Appalachian coal town.
Sounds interesting. I won this from the goodreads first-reads program.It was interesting and very well written. I hope the author writes more books. I think it will appeal to a wide variety of people. It's the story of two people who jump into the adventure of opening a used bookstore without knowin...