A Simple Gift

2 Dec

The fundraising campaign is up and running at www.indiegogo.com/owls-next-chapter.  A huge thank you to everyone that has already donated and shared the link!  We are off to a great start and I am confident we will reach our goal.  We even had a woman come in to the store last night to make a cash donation:)

I don’t know if it was the indiegogo high or the lack of sleep, but I had the best day in the store yesterday.  The sweetest gentleman came in looking for a collection or series of books for his wife.  She is in a number of book clubs and was a school librarian for years.  He explained that they had been together for 45 years and he had never thought to give her books as a gift.  It seemed like such a logical choice, however it only just dawned on him when they were in the Owl together the week before.  Like many more mature couples they don’t give each other much because they already have most things they need or want.  This year was going to be different.  When he told me she liked fantasy, I knew exactly what he needed.  He walked out the door with a complete set of autographed hardcovers from Cinda Williams Chima’s Seven Realms series.  It is one of my favorite YA series and with Cinda being a local author we always have autographed copies on hand (thank you Cinda!).  The whole interaction took about 15 minutes and by the end of it I couldn’t tell which one of us was smiling more.

It’s interactions like this that show me I am on the right path.  It is a confirmation that this fundraiser is the direction I need to be moving in.  It looks like December is going to be a very good month!


One Response to “A Simple Gift”

  1. Lisa and Laura Roecker December 3, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    You think you’re one of the most amazing booksellers out there, Kate. Can’t wait to see you make your dreams of owning your own store a reality and we’re going to do everything we can to help you get there! XOXO

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