The More the Merrier

Jack’s weekly guest blog on why Big Stone Gap is a great place to visit

It’s always a real pleasure to get unsolicited confirmation that we are doing something right. We got two examples this week and I’ll let them speak for themselves.visitors

First of all, to our great surprise and delight, a link to a terrific write-up about Our Good Chef Kelley and the Second Story Cafe appeared yesterday morning. We had had a visit from photographer Jason Barnette a few weeks ago, which he wrote up on his food blog ‘The Southeastern Traveler’.

http://www.southeasterntraveler.com/blog/2014/05/the-second-story-cafe-is-a-first-story-destination-in-big-stone-gap-va/

Today our phone has been ringing off the hook with folk asking about the cafe hours and where exactly we are.

Inside the bookstore. Yes, that bookstore. :]

Then, yesterday afternoon, we were equally delighted to have a group come into the bookshop who had driven down specially from Harrisonburg, VA just because one of them had read The Little Bookstore and they decided to see it for themselves. They stayed overnight in one of the local hotels and then came back for breakfast here and to shop for books.

As they were leaving they said they would definitely be back and raved about the beauty of the town and its setting. We’re so happy to be one of the many reasons people come to Big Stone Gap. We look forward to the film from Adri’s books, and we look forward to the new local businesses that will spring from increased interest in our area.

And we’re ever so proud to be the Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap.

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Filed under Big Stone Gap, bookstore management, humor, Life reflections, publishing, reading, Uncategorized, VA, writing

6 responses to “The More the Merrier

  1. The review of the cafe is just wonderful and well deserved!

  2. I got Wendy’s book for Christmas and we are stopping by on the way to see our son and daughter-in-law – just a bit of a detour from Chicago to MD – but can’t wait to see the shop and shopkeepers 🙂
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  3. Audrey

    We had a delightful time chatting with you yesterday, Wendy, and with Jack and Kelly this morning – as well as helpings of Kelly’s delectable French toast for breakfast in the Second Word Cafe’. Her creation of the morning was salted-caramel-cheesecake French toast – “To-Die-For French Toast” would be another good name for it, Kelly!

  4. Audrey

    Wanted to add: we’re ever so honored to see our mugs in your blog!!

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