Afterwords Has Found Its Forever Home!


You may have heard the news that the bookstore is moving AGAIN.  We’re excited to officially announce that Afterwords will be settling into our forever home, thanks to Tom and Susie Beavers, who have offered to sell the building at 441 E. Vandalia ST (just across the street from our current location!) to us at a price we can afford.  Our new home, currently occupied by our friends at Bailey Cakes, boasts much of the same charm, with convenient parking, and promises to be as cozy and inviting a space as you’ve always enjoyed visiting.

Bailey Cakes is purchasing the bookstore’s building, which will house both the bakery and their family. We’re just trading places which means you can still enjoy the unbeatable combination of books and cupcakes!

You can help with the move by buying books, books, and more books!  Thanks to those who shopped with us at our Holiday Open House and visited on Small Business Saturday. Please think of us when holiday shopping. We boast thousands of gently-loved books for you to peruse, offer some great stocking stuffers (like the super popular, ever collectible Japanese Eraser Pets!), are proud to feature some wonderful one-of-a-kind gifts from local artisans, and did you know we order NEW books??  Why not let your favorite indie bookstore order the titles for all those bibliophiles on your list? You’ll enjoy FREE shipping (always!), complimentary gift wrap, and we’ll treat you to coffee, tea, or hot cocoa and Danish Butter cookies to nibble on when you stop by to pick up your order. Oh, and you’ll get the warm fuzzies knowing you are shopping local and investing in our community!

It goes without saying that every little bit will help;if only half our Facebook followers visited once between now and Christmas and spent at least $5, we’d have a cushion of $8,000 to weather the loss of revenue during the move and the inevitable associated expenses!

If you have access to copy paper boxes, please pass them along to us they make moving books just a little bit easier!

Oh, and keep those gently-loved books coming our way and continue to take advantage of our Trade for Credit Program!  We’ll need to keep our shelves stocked in the coming months so that folks have lots of treasure to choose from when holiday shopping!

Afterwords will be CLOSED December 24th-January 13th to facilitate the move. We’re very much looking forward to hosting a HOUSEWARMING PARTY and celebrating the bookstore’s new home with all of you on Saturday, JANUARY 14, 2017!


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