Here it is the middle of November! Next week Thanksgiving. Hard to believe. Seems like the year is whizzing by.
I thought I’d post my holiday schedule. I will be closed Thanksgiving Day. My daughter and son-in-law will be cooking up the feast this year. So this used bookstore lady will be putting her feet up with grandsons crawling all over her. I will offer to help clean up but I know they’ll shoo me out of the kitchen so I’ll play with the 3 1/2 year old and 11 month old some more. When I return home I know I’ll be so worn out I’ll have to put my feet up again but this time sit with a cup of tea and a good read and enjoy quiet time.
The Saturday after Thanksgiving marks nine years that I’ve owned the store. 9 years! So that day I’ll be hosting a 50% off sale. I know! An exciting day all the way around. Buying books is what keeps the store alive. It’s also Small Business Saturday which the store is participating in. Free SMS cloth bags to the first ten shoppers.
Starting Sunday, November 29 the store will be open 11-3 pm and will be open each Sunday through December with those same hours. Obviously I will be closed on Christmas Day as well as New Year’s Day. Christmas and New Year’s Eve I will close around 3pm or last customer.
For 2016 I am going to try something I haven’t tried before. I am going to be closed on Mondays, January-March. I’m doing that for the all important “me” time. I have worked six days a week for the past nine years. During foliage and over the Christmas holidays I work a full week. I’m going to cherish having two days off in a row for those months. Just think of all the mischief I can get myself in.
If you have been in lately you have seen full boxes coming in and empty boxes going to recycling. It’s been craziness in here. A good crazy. New used books getting shelved every day. My five-day vacation yielded a number of books that have already made their way up on the shelves – history, farming, Vermontica and then some.
- Nov 26 – Thanksgiving, closed
- Nov 28 – 50% off 9 Year Anniversary Sale & Small Business Saturday
- Nov 29 – Open 11-2pm and each Sunday throughout December
- Dec 10 – Stag & Doe Night . Open until 8 pm
- Dec 24 – Open 10-3pm or last customer
- Dec 25 – Christmas Day closed. Merry Christmas!
- Dec 31 – Open 10-3pm or last customer
- Jan 1 – New Year’s Day closed
- Jan 4 – closed and closed each Monday through March 28