Bodacious Books and Baubles
*****I am making good progress on the store to be open in April or even earlier! I wanted to extend this interest form to any authors who would want to display their books on consignment at the store. I am working on a fee schedule and contract at the moment. Location will be in East Longmeadow, MA. Thank you all so much in advance!*****
I figured that I would tell you a little about myself and my new venture. I live in Enfield, Connecticut, I am a wife, mother, and caregiver to my 82 year old grandmother with Alzheimer's. Last year I attended two signings North Shore and NEWS, and instantly felt at home, the New England writers community just feels like a family. So now on to the good stuff, I want to share with you all some info about my store.
The name of the store will be Bodacious Books and Baubles, I am going for a vintage chic feel. The location is in East Longmeadow, MA. I am looking at hopefully opening the doors around the end of April/May. Besides selling used books, and some "book" related gifts, I would really like my main feature to be the availability of books from local authors! However that will be dependent on the interest of local/NE based authors wanting to have their books for sale in my shop on the shelves.
One of the main ideas I had for the shop was to have an Indie Author book of the month "Book Club". Basically I would feature one author and their book(s) and at the end of the month the shop would host the author for a discussion/signing.
Here are a few more ideas I have for events at the store:
book release parties
meet and greet event (no sales, just getting to know the community)
open mic night (authors can read/share their work)
I really could not be more excited for this store, and the opportunities that it will hopefully not only bring for myself, but for the New England Writers community as well.
I would love it if you would please share with me your opinions, suggestions, and ideas!
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Books and Baubles
225 Shaker Road
East Longmeadow, MA 01028