Time does fly – or at least it feels like that this time of year. As part of my (rather meager) business plan, I was determined to post a blog at least once every two weeks. And then I checked and saw it had been over a month! The leaves are now off the trees, we have had our first snow in this part of Montana and holiday schedules are set. For the traveling bookstore, the next few weeks include:
- Radius Gallery Holiday Art Show Nov 20-21 Missoula
- Shop Small Saturday Nov 28 (bookstore will set up at Wade’s Sinclair station from 10-4)
- Holly Faire Dec 5 in Eureka 9-4 Creative Arts Center parking lot
As always I am reminded how much the community helps me with this business. Sally made the beautiful literary wreath. Donnie suggested attaching it to the van with a large magnet. James helped me move gigantic boxes of books that a woman had donated. Wade is letting me use the front of his gas station to set up on Shop Small Saturday. And because people are so generous helping me move this business forward, I’ve no doubt that these events will all go exceptionally well. In return I try to offer quality books and great customer service. And seasonal specials! A free postcard (and there are so many amazing ones in my collection) with each book sold on Shop Small Saturday. A discount on any item when a customer shows they bought art at the Radius Gallery during their Holiday Art Show opening. And I also decided to offer gift certificates. So if there is a book lover in your life who would enjoy getting some treasures from the traveling bookstore, give them a gift certificate for St. Rita’s.