415 HOWE AVENUE (THE CONTI BUILDING) • SUITE 888 • SHELTON • CT 06484 • TEL: 203-944-0400
A bookstore, of course, of course.
To others, we were crazy. To readers, it was the most logical choice in the world when we decided to open a business in 2007 in Shelton, Connecticut. It has been a wild roller-coaster ride since but let me tell you, the romanticism is still there and we still can't get enough of printed books.
Admit it, you love it as much as we do: the paper, the binding, the smell, the weight in your hands as you cradle a beloved volume. All that before we even get to the meat and potatoes inside!
Oh, the drama, the suspense, the heartbreak, the horror. The romance, the intrigue, the shocking, the humor. It calms, it soothes, it caresses our soul. It invigorates, stimulates, grabs hold and ultimately satiates. Then it lingers, persistently at first, then softly melts into a part of who we are.
Yeah. We're crazy alright.
Things got rough when the economy turned south, but we chose to continue to believe in the value of promoting the love of physical books. We were given a new lease in life recently when we moved to a smaller footprint. "Right-sizing", as they say. A book is a book whether you're in a mansion or a mouse hole.
Stop by and see us sometime. But beware, we're often busy time-traveling, frolicking in a kingdom far, far away, having tea with past presidents, or hunting down a criminal mastermind in the jungles of Borneo with the fate of the world resting on our shoulders. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it.
Dorothy - 99% of the time, I'm the one you'll find among the stacks, behind the counter, or on the other end of the line when you call. I'm super nice, but have little to no tolerence for rudeness, violence, sales pitches, arrogance and know-it-alls. I love to eat, the simpler things in life, my family, and funky things like the little "poo" dust plug on my cell phone. I believe in keeping an open mind and when it comes to my reading material, I tend to seek out not-so-mainstream works. Very seldom do I rely on the New York Times review or the "latest and greatest". I also have a soft spot for awesome picture books. Hee hee. And I love to laugh.
Dave - I am occasionally allowed in the store and am rarely allowed to talk to customers. Just kidding. When I'm not involved in my own business as a financial planner, I can be found usually milling around the store assisting customers with ideas on what to read. Most current fiction doesn't interest me and I rely mostly on "higher end" literature for my reading. My favorites are Gunter Grass, Dostoevsky, Faulkner, Steinbeck, Vonnegut, Dickens and Hemingway. I also like philosophy and am an ardent reader of Nietzsche, Schopenhauer and Camus. I like to steer readers toward these because I think everyone should at least read some of "the greats."