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The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book

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 38,000 books helped a small town find its heart. It is a story about people and books, and how together they create community.

The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book
by Wendy Welch

  • Publication Date: October 15, 2013
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN-10: 1250031613
  • ISBN-13: 9781250031617