We're T-minus 11 days from the opening of The Neverending Bookshop! And while my palms get sweaty every time I think about the store being in several pieces and places (bookshelf construction in the space, books in my garage, ideas running so rampant through my head I can't keep track of them), I do hold on to the fact that I'll be able to host groups in the space almost as soon as I open my doors. Or door, rather, since there's only one.
I'm so excited to create a book group, invite writers in, and have cozy knitting going on in my brand new bookstore. When I first had the idea to open a bookstore earlier this year, the first thing I pictured in my as-yet unknown space was a group of happy people, sitting around a table, knitting and talking about books. It filled me with such joy and fuzzy feelings, I had to follow through just to see that dream realized.
I also daydreamed about having my own National Novel Writing Month write-ins in the space, and come this November, that will be a reality as well! On Wednesdays, from 5 p.m. until close, and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m., I'll be hosting official Nanowrimo write-ins for all of your Wrimo-ing needs!
Just picture yourself, happily settled around a table with a cup of tea or coffee, talking about your favorite read. Doesn't that sound amazing? Or working on your next sweater or shawl project while surrounded by lovely literature? Working on the next book that will fill the shelves of The Neverending Bookshop? Doesn't that sound amazing? It's one of the perks I'm offering with this new space, and I'm focusing not just on creating beautiful bookcases and a well cultivated inventory, but also a place people want to be social in.
That's a big part of of bookstores, and my store specifically. Creating a space where people feel like they can gather and have fun, intelligent conversations and meet new people.
So I invite all of you book worms, hopeful authors, and premier knitters to stop by in my first week of business, and let's talk about how The Neverending Bookshop and I can provide you with a space for book groups, writers' groups, and knitting groups. See you all in a week and a half!