Thanks to the very good friends who put me up (and put up with me) while I was on the recent west coast road trip with the bookstore. I much appreciated the parking spots for the bookstore, the beds for me, delicious meals and, of course, that strong morning coffee.
And thanks to the gracious businesses that hosted the traveling bookstore. Some were return venues which are always a treat. Some were entirely new and delightfully surprising. Your support for this small pop-up business is appreciated. If it weren’t for you providing a space, I would probably get citations from local law enforcement.
- Extracto Coffee
- Ace Typewriter Repair
- SF Center for the Book
- Mission Pie
- Port Orford Public Library
- Lilo’s Hawaiian BBQ
- Adventure Lodge
And the wonderful people who stopped/shopped at the bookstore! Parents with kids, wise elders, hipsters and folks who just happened to walk by and decided to investigate a van that was actually a bookstore. There were many individuals whose conversations stay with me….talk about current politics, the Wieliczka salt mine, the dire situation with ICE detainees in Oregon, favorite authors, the struggles as urban neighborhoods gentrify, the challenging twists that life sometimes throws our way, the wonder of book clubs in all sorts of communities, bees, homelessness and expanding tent neighborhoods, the death of a young daughter, typewriters and the people who use them, fix them and collect them.
Now back in northwest Montana sending thanks to all of you who make this happen.