Category Archives: Bookseller Stories

When a Routine Appointment Leads to Devastating News

A bookseller recently scheduled a routine eye exam which led to the discovery of a brain tumor. The news was devastating for the bookseller and their partner and families. It meant months of medical appointments, missed worked for both the bookseller and their bookselling partner, driving long distances to meet with specialists, an invasive and intense […]

When Disaster Strikes, Your Help Matters

In 2018, Downtown Books was having a great year: business was up, events were stellar, traffic all summer and into the beginning of fall was strong. Then Hurricane Florence triggered an evacuation of the Outer Banks costing me five full days of shoulder season business. No worries. Just tighten the belt a bit. Double-check the […]


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