Saturday, July 27, 2013
The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap
Book #64 Read in 2013
The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap by Wendy Welch
This is a great non-fiction read. It tells the story of Jack and Wendy, a married, artsy couple, who decide to open up a used bookstore in Big Stone Gap, an Appalachian coal town. The book honestly details the struggles of opening the bookstore, keeping it afloat, building a customer base and being allowed into the inner circles of the town. The writing style is great in that the book reads like fiction and the townspeople/characters are vividly described in wonderful detail. They are quite the crew. I very much enjoyed this book.