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The Big Takeaway

We were beyond thrilled to welcome Wendy Welch and Jack Beck, owners of Tales of the Lonesome Pine LLC, an independent used bookstore located in Big Stone Gap, VA (population 5,000 plus some change) this past Tuesday!  Wendy is the … Continue reading

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Thank You!

Just wanted to take a few moments to thank you for the overwhelming response to our last blog post.  The letters, phone calls, heart-to-heart’s, and visits were just the sort of shot in the arm we needed. Tallying up September’s … Continue reading

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To Be Or Not To Be

Just finished reading this article and it’s comforting to know we aren’t alone, trying our best to navigate these choppy waters, stay optimistic, keep the dream alive, and all that good stuff.  Peter Glassman, fellow bookstore owner, laments “You never … Continue reading

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Six Weeks in, Six Weeks Out

We’re celebrating six weeks open at our new location and are thrilled that our loyal customers have found their way home and we’re excited to keep welcoming new customers who “didn’t even know Edwardsville had an independent book store.”   Leaving … Continue reading

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We’re OPEN!

Thank you so much to everyone who has visited our new location at 232 S Buchanan ST, Edwardsville (just across the street from Annie’s Frozen Custard!).  All those oohs and aahs are very much appreciated and we’re thrilled to find … Continue reading

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On your mark, get set, GO!

Here we are at the final countdown, 3-2-1 days to go until our grand opening celebration on Saturday, May 18th!  With just give or take 48 hours or so left to feather the new nest, I fear we’ll be doing … Continue reading

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OPENING SOON!

We can’t thank you enough for all of your kind words of encouragement and your generous contributions to our crowdfunding project on Rockethub.com. With your support, we collected over $3,000 for the little bookstore that could fund! The final day … Continue reading

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We’re Giving You The Shirt Off Our Back!

We’re fast approaching the deadline (Saturday, April 13th is the last day to make a contribution!) of our crowdfunding campaign on Rockethub.com. We’re still optimistic that we will meet our fund raising goal and that we’ll be celebrating our grand … Continue reading

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When The Cat’s Away, The Dog Will Play

It is with much regret that we report that after years of dedication in his position as Public Relations guru at Afterwords Books, Truman has decided to pursue other opportunities. He has chosen one of our long-time customers and one … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Mess

Two weeks. Two weeks without our silly, sweet story time gang on Saturday mornings. Two weeks without our customers stopping by to trade and/or donate boxes of books (feels like Christmas morning every.single.time.). Two weeks without new book arrivals and … Continue reading

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