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.

Summer schedule

vAN3Various events are falling into place. The Traveling Bookstore will actually start to travel beyond the town limits.  Hope to meet up with you at one of these festivals.  Isn’t it satisfying to think of great books being available to purchase at all these places?  And don’t forget that we also have a remarkable collection of postcards from all over the world for sale.

Most every Wednesday at Eureka Farmers Market 3:30 – 6pm

July 18 – Yaak River Jam Music Festival

July 25 – Symes Hot Spring Blues Festival

July 27 – Grand Opening Celebration Eureka

August 1 – Eureka Montana Quilt Show in Historical Village

August 6 – ABayance Bay Marina

August 28-30 Lincoln County Fair

September 11-12 Montana Festival of the Book in Missoula