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Now on to other news...
I mentioned last week about how our used bookstore had their roof collapse during THE BIG storm, but what I didn't tell you is how cool this store really is.
This company cares about literacy, they care about books. And most of all they care about our community and the environment. Everyday two lucky customers go up to the register to pay and find out their books are totally comped. I've been the lucky recipient once. And every time a child buys a book, they get 10% off. They also do all sorts of community events, bring in music and authors for fun in the cafe and more things than I probably know about.
Above is a picture of the entryway, the photographer is standing in the front doorway. There on the left is the rare books case. (It breaks my heart to see it covered in a blanket of wet snow!)
Yes, they have a mess to clean up.
But guess what?! They are paying their employees still! They're paying them to go and volunteer around the community while the owners work on getting the store repaired. (For the full article, read on HERE.)
That's what I call a wonderful company. And I miss them terribly. I love their sense of community, something we value here in our small town.
WHICH LEADS ME TO MY OTHER POINT TO THIS POST:
Lately I've learned to value the literary blogging community too. I've been a lurker--a spectator--far too long. Since 2005. Now that I've gotten to know many of you, I am so, so grateful. My husband laughs at me all the time and my "virtual" friends. (Especially ones I've known a couple of years and have never met in person.) But I don't care. You ARE my friends. And THANK YOU, for letting me call you my friends. Here's to many more years of friendships in this solitary life of writing!