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

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Baker & Taylor
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. 30,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

An inspiring true story about losing your place, finding your purpose, and building a community one book at a time.

Wendy Welch and her husband had always dreamed of owning a bookstore, so when they left their high-octane jobs for a simpler life in an Appalachian coal town, they seized an unexpected opportunity to pursue thier dream. The only problems? A declining U.S. economy, a small town with no industry, and the advent of the e-book. They also had no idea how to run a bookstore. Against all odds, but with optimism, the help of their Virginian mountain community, and an abiding love for books, they succeeded in establishing more than a thriving business - they built a community.

The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap is the little bookstore that could: how two people, two cats, two dogs, and thirty-eight thousand books helped a small town find its heart. It is a story about people and books, and how together they create community.



Baker
& Taylor

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.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: viii, 291 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781250010636
1250010632
Branch Call Number: 381.45002 Wel

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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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