Saturday, September 1, 2012

Wanted: Bookstore-sitter

I'm always amazed at what I find published in newspapers these days. I recently discovered an article published in the Los Angeles Times titled Wanted: Bookstore-sitter. Sell books, feed cats, lodging included by
Ever wanted to run an independent bookstore? Maybe one in picturesque rural Virginia, in October and November? Now's your chance.

The owners of Tales of the Lonesome Pine used bookstore in Big Stone Gap (pop. 5,400) have put out a call for a bookstore-sitter. They will provide lodging and provisions in exchange for the bookstore-sitter keeping the store's doors open for two months.

The reason they're leaving the store behind is the best one possible: Wendy Welch is the author of the forthcoming memoir "The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap." This fall, she and her husband and co-owner Jack Beck will be taking off on a book tour.

This would be a fun endeavor to partake in, especially if you've ever had the notion of opening your own independent bookstore! What a great way to see if you'd enjoy running your own bookstore.

Plus, seeing a different part of the country and surrounding countryside would be a lot of fun as well.

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