An Arrangement

When Jack goes to Scotland, I get to rearrange the house and implement exciting new plans for the bookstore. That’s the deal.

It is “An Arrangement.”

So while Jack has been whooping it up with ten new friends along his home turf’s west coast, visiting the grave of Elvis in Rosslyn Chapel and Robert the Bruce in Dunfermline Abbey, I have, with the aid of a few trusted friends, been moving bookshelves. And tables. And chairs. And a few other things. We’re expanding our cafe to be on the bookshop’s second floor, along with an “events room.” Thus downstairs needed reconfiguring.

Behold the bookstore’s new front room:

downstairschairs 2pissed off catschairs 3

So far, it has a high approval rating for comfort and convenience:

approval

For those of you who haven’t physically visited, here’s what it looked like before:

IMG_3407IMG_3066valkyttieThat table just tended to attract clutter. In a bookstore, any horizontal cleared surface is prime real estate, and given how bad Jack and I are at tidiness, well, just be glad the leftover laundry was a sock.

Drop in and see the new place when you’re in the neighborhood. The chairs are comfy and arranged for cozy chatting. Incidentally, I have four days left before Jack returns, and could really use a sander and a backhoe, if anyone has either?

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5 responses to “An Arrangement

  1. Janice Brooks-Headrick

    Wendy, When Cuz goes, the furniture gets moved here, too. I’ve discovered the joy of sliders, those little plastic things you put under the corners of heavy stuff. They are worth their weight in gold. Have fun! Jan

    Janice Brooks-Headrick 865-429-1783 Storyteller Author Instigator TALESproject.org Timeline: facebook.com/janice.brooksheadrick Email: janice.brooksheadrick@facebook.com

  2. While I’m looking forward to checking out the new arrangement and cafe, what I really, really want to know is whether Elvis is really buried in Rosslyn. I could have sworn I saw him over in Clintwood last week.

  3. It’s good to see your comfort inspector at work!

    George Cowmeadow Bauman
    Acorn Bookshop
    Columbus, OH

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