Rolling into Fall

When I set up the bookstore for the first time in June, I felt a bit like the grasshopper in the fable. I had the van outfitted, some books sorted in the garage to replace those that sold, and a few events lined out. I was prepared to enjoy the first customers (happened to be a Canadian couple who bought art books) and..well..see how things would unfold.  Now with the first frosts in northwest Montana and the aspen turning brilliant yellow, I realize its fall and that means it will soon be winter. What might this mean for aIMG_3062 traveling bookstore?  Before I had too much time to consider this though, the bookstore was invited to Zoe’s eighth birthday party. Each child attending could get one book as a party favor.  You have to love parents who think like this!  And on November 20th, the bookstore will be in Missoula to complement Radius Gallery‘s Holiday Art Show.  A bit like one-stop shopping. You have an opportunity to buy both beautiful art and unusual used books for those who are special on your list. There are a few private events, a trip to Libby and another appearance at the HA) Brewery lined up. Will even bring the bookstore to a holiday bazaar in Eureka. This still doesn’t address winter though – not really.  Does the bookstore hibernate when the temperatures dip or should it be available  throughout the season?  Should I put in carpeting that does well with snow?  Feature books on tropical places?  Perhaps I will wait to see what that chapter brings.

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