The beginning

empty shelvesI had to start somewhere so here it is. The van is parked next to my garage and I am starting to load in the hundreds of books that I have been collecting for the past year. The logo is designed. I have a name. Or rather the business has a name. I personally have had a name for the last 63 years. But now the business which is nearly new has its very own name. St. Rita’s Amazing Traveling Bookstore and Textual Apothecary. St. Rita of Cascia is the patron of impossible causes. I thought starting a mobile bookstore business in the far northwest corner of Montana might be nearly impossible so it would be good to have her on my side. We will see. There are all those sayings to encourage me as well. “A thousand mile journey begins with a single step” or “If you build it, they will come.” Not sure if a mobile bookstore fits in to either of these. I tend to be optimistic although not very good at business. However this turns out, its bound to be an adventure.

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