The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap

The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap

A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of A Good Book

Large Print - 2012
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Wendy Welch and her husband had always dreamed of owning a bookstore. When the opportunity to escape a toxic work environment and run to a struggling Virginia coal-mining town presented itself, they took the plunge. They chose to ignore all the talk about the "death of the book," of the closing of bookstores across the nation, and of the difficult economic environment. Six years later they have carved a bookstore and a life out of an Appalachian mountain community. A story of beating bad odds with grace, ingenuity, good books, and single malt, this memoir chronicles two bibliophiles discovering unlikely ways in which daily living and literature intertwine. Their customers come to the shop looking for the kind of interactive wisdom electronics don't spark. There, they find friendship, community, and the uncommon pleasure of a good book in good company.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Large Print, 2012.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781611735833
1611735831
Branch Call Number: 381.45 WEL LP
Characteristics: 391 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.

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Dngies12
Jul 10, 2017

A very down home story that made me feel like I was listening to the life of a good friend. The later chapters seemed a bit bogged down, but in the end, I'm happy to have read it.

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bbb1771
Jan 23, 2013

An comfortable, approachable book that should be read by any avid reader that has ever fantasized about quitting the rat race and opening a book store.

ChristchurchLib Dec 12, 2012

"Chronicles the efforts of the author and her husband to open and run a small bookstore in a struggling Virginia coal mining community, a pursuit challenged by the difficult economic environment, widespread transitions away from hard-copy books and numerous eccentric patrons." Armchair Travel December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=578249

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