“If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juicy middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end. –Sarah Dessen
Here it is, mid-August. Yet another summer is flying away. Addison County Field Days has come and gone. Labor Day is right around the corner. …sigh…
OCUB is having a wonderful summer so far. We made it through the construction on Main Street and Merchants Row, and the shutting down of Printers Alley to vehicles and pedestrian traffic. The alley is now open to walkers, cyclists to wander down into the MarbleWorks. We only felt the lack of customers when Printers Alley was totally closed. The footbridge over the Otter Creek from Mill Street was available to foot traffic though. And of course, one could drive here without any issue and park in the MarbleWorks. Townspeople were supportive of OCUB and from what I’ve heard, to all Main Street area businesses as well. I knew that would happen. That’s the character of this area.
Our 50% sale went well. Couldn’t believe we were late in hosting it but better late than never. I know there will be a sale in September and another in November. You’ll have to watch out for it here as well as on Facebook. The September event will mark the closing of the Main Street OCUB location. The November one is for celebrating owning the store. It will be 11 years. 11! Hard to believe but yet it feels right.
“Of the many worlds which man did not receive as a gift of nature, but which he created with his own spirit, the world of books is the greatest…” –Herman Hesse