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The Resource The little bookstore of Big Stone Gap : a memoir of friendship, community, and the uncommon pleasure of a good book, Wendy Welch

The little bookstore of Big Stone Gap : a memoir of friendship, community, and the uncommon pleasure of a good book, Wendy Welch

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The little bookstore of Big Stone Gap : a memoir of friendship, community, and the uncommon pleasure of a good book
Title
The little bookstore of Big Stone Gap
Title remainder
a memoir of friendship, community, and the uncommon pleasure of a good book
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Welch
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Welch, Wendy
Dewey number
381/.4500209755
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z478.3.V57
LC item number
W45 2012b
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Center Point large print edition
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bookstores
  • Antiquarian booksellers
  • Married people
  • Book collectors
  • Antiquarian booksellers
  • Book collectors
  • Bookstores
  • Married people
  • Virginia
Label
The little bookstore of Big Stone Gap : a memoir of friendship, community, and the uncommon pleasure of a good book, Wendy Welch
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Publication
Note
  • "Center Point large print edition."
  • Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How to be attacked by your heart's desire -- No longer renting the space inside my skin -- Mommy, where do books come from? -- Follow your ignorance is bliss -- Holy grails full of frass -- Creating, and being created by, community -- God bless you for trying, losers -- Stephen saved our bacon day -- Catty behavior, or how Beula taught us to stand tall, quit whining, and have fun -- Saved by the cell (and the napkin dispensers, and the corkboards) -- A book's value versus its price -- I dream about running a bookstore someday ... -- Running an unlicensed intellectual pub -- Yarn goddesses -- What happens in the bookstore, stays in the bookstore -- Growing into ourselves -- Reading rekindled -- Last cowboy -- Living large in a small-town bookstore -- The network -- Ceridwen -- The way we buy now (with apologies to Trollope) -- Booking down the road trip -- Bibliophiliacs versus book snobs -- On recommending books -- Citizen Jack -- The last word
Control code
ocn802321413
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
391 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611735833
Lccn
2012029961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)802321413
Label
The little bookstore of Big Stone Gap : a memoir of friendship, community, and the uncommon pleasure of a good book, Wendy Welch
Publication
Note
  • "Center Point large print edition."
  • Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How to be attacked by your heart's desire -- No longer renting the space inside my skin -- Mommy, where do books come from? -- Follow your ignorance is bliss -- Holy grails full of frass -- Creating, and being created by, community -- God bless you for trying, losers -- Stephen saved our bacon day -- Catty behavior, or how Beula taught us to stand tall, quit whining, and have fun -- Saved by the cell (and the napkin dispensers, and the corkboards) -- A book's value versus its price -- I dream about running a bookstore someday ... -- Running an unlicensed intellectual pub -- Yarn goddesses -- What happens in the bookstore, stays in the bookstore -- Growing into ourselves -- Reading rekindled -- Last cowboy -- Living large in a small-town bookstore -- The network -- Ceridwen -- The way we buy now (with apologies to Trollope) -- Booking down the road trip -- Bibliophiliacs versus book snobs -- On recommending books -- Citizen Jack -- The last word
Control code
ocn802321413
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
391 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781611735833
Lccn
2012029961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)802321413

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