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The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book

Welch, Wendy

ISBN 10: 1250010632 / 1-250-01063-2
ISBN 13: 9781250010636
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 2012
Binding: Hardcover
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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.


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Book Description: St. Martin's Press, 2012. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap confirms what I've long suspected, that book lovers are good people and that bookstores are the best places on earth. Add in the elements of pre-loved books, in-love bookstore owners, and to-fall-in-love with local characters, and you have The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap, a story to thrill anyone who has ever dreamed of owning a bookstore (and which book lover hasn't?) and a memoir sure to warm the cockles of the hearts of readers everywhere. A treasure of a book about books." -- Nina Sankovitch, author of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading Wendy Welch's memoir, The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap , is a delight. Starting a used bookstore in a small Appalachian town during the decline-of-the-book era may seem like rank folly, but the projectand the bookturn out to be anything but foolish. With warmth and humor, Welch details the small successes and large missteps along the path to finding a place in a community. She shows that, even in the age of the e-reader, there is hope for books and those who love them, and that reading and bookstores still perform an important function in civic life. Her clear prose sparkles with personality in this heartening tale of the perils and rewards of following one's dream. Thomas C. Foster, bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor Wendy Welch's memoir is entertaining, informative, and best of all big-hearted and wise. A perfect pick-me-up for people discouraged by talk of the death of the book. Sam Savage, international bestselling author of Firmin and Glass "Charming, lively, bubbling with anecdote, incident and insight, Wendy Welch's animated memoir is any reader's perfect companion. You read this book and feel you've made a friend. By turns comic, and thoughtful, The Little Bookstore at Big Stone Gap brims with joie de livre. " -- Laura Kalpakian, author of American Cookery and The Memoir Club. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1250010632

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Book Description: St Martin s Press, United States, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 213 x 147 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Wendy Welch and her husband had always dreamed of owning a bookstore. When the opportunity to escape a toxic work environment and run to a struggling Virginia coal mining town presented itself, they took it. And took the plunge into starting their dream as well. They chose to ignore the death of the book, the closing of bookstores across the nation, and the difficult economic environment, and six years later they have carved a bookstore - and a life - out of an Appalachian mountain community. A story of beating bad odds with grace, ingenuity, good books, and single malt, this memoir chronicles two bibliophiles discovering unlikely ways in which daily living and literature intertwine. Their customers - Bob the Mad Irishman, Wee Willie, and The Lady Who Liked Romances, to name a few - come to the shop looking for the kind of interactive wisdom kindles don t spark, and they find friendship, community, and the uncommon pleasure of a good book in good company. The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap will make you want to run to the local bookstore, and curl up in an armchair with a treasure in bound pages. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9781250010636

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