Editor’s note: the following is a guest post:
Let the buzz begin, Crozet, because you are about to get your very own bookstore and gallery! Over the Moon Bookstore & Artisan Gallery will be opening late spring right in the heart of historic downtown Crozet (Arlington Hair Studio West’s former location). We couldn’t be more excited to become a part of this vibrant and evolving community. (Thanks, Jim, for inviting us to guest blog about it!)
We are Laura and Anne DeVault, sisters and co-owners. Anne has wanted to own a bookstore since she was 12 years old! In the intervening decades, she has been a bookstore clerk, manager, and buyer, an editorial assistant, and a local teacher. Laura has been an avid reader since the age of 4 and became an art collector once she grew up. She loves exploring – a new author, a new career, a new country. She’s been a full-time Mom, a registered nurse, a mediator, a certified life coach, a Nia instructor, and a volunteer.
For the past year, we’ve been having a blast turning this dream into a reality. We’ve completely redesigned the interior space, ordered a fantastic inventory of books of all kinds, planned loads of exciting events, and lined up local as well as nationally known artists’ work. We’re thrilled to have Fred Dodson of Blue River Woodworking, a local craftsman, creating our beautiful bookcases.
We can’t wait to welcome you our beautiful new shop to enjoy great books, great art, and personal service. We look forward to getting to know you as you get to know us and tell us what you’d like to see in the store. Here’s a sneak peek at some of our events:
– Children’s Story Time – three times a week!
– Author readings and book signings
– Second Saturdays – Gallery openings and receptions
– Book Clubs
– Children’s writing contests and readings
– Special party for our MLCs! (Most Loyal Customers)
– And many more…
We want Over the Moon to be your little corner in Crozet.
For now, follow our progress on Facebook as we get ready to open http://snipurl.com/v7u0k and email us so we can keep you posted on our opening and store specials and events ([email protected], or [email protected]) and stay tuned here on Jim’s blog for an announcement of our opening date! Watch us grow!
This guest blogging opportunity was brought to you by Teri Kent, our enthusiastic marketing specialist. Please contact her at [email protected]. Thanks, Teri and Jim!
Laura & Anne, the Over the Moon Sisters