Tuesday, April 12, 2011

First Officer's Log No 34: Updates, Updates, Everywhere!

Due to some confusion, let it be known that the Haunted Bookshop is NOT - repeat NOT - going out of business, buying another bookstore, or having any kind of closing sale. We are simply expanding. It's exciting, exhausting, insanity-inducing, and other such things. We gained 1000 square feet, and we're making the most of it. Progress have reached the point where we now have a specific Children's Room, complete with a brand new puppet rank to hold our furry friends, a wrap around stage, and two quite cozy chairs. A couch is in the future!

Nialle, Anna, Jon, Ross and a host of others have been working like crazy to build new bookcases, shift sections into their new homes, and make everything move smoothly. As of today, History has been relocated, and US History and Military History have their own rooms. European, African, Middle Eastern, Oceania, and the Isles all have moved to L-shaped wrap around rooms. Graphic Novels, Cookbooks, and Crafting have also shifted to new locations. Nialle and Anna are hard at work building the new religion room as I type this out.

Some sections have temporary homes until we can relocate them permanently, including Business, Economics and Music. If you can't find what you're looking for, just let us know. It's every changing.

Literature, as Nialle says, is not going anywhere, but it will eventually be gaining 4 big cases, so that is exciting. Literature is expanding!

I'm not sure what the plan is for the back room containing Science, Genre Fiction (Sci Fi, Mystery, Horror), Psychology, Medicine, and Sports. Art will be moving from its current home in the step down area, but I don't know when that will be, nor am I sure where exactly it's going. It's an ever changing, ever shifting game of musical books and shelves.

If you haven't been by the shop yet, our hours are the same as always, 11 - 7 every day. Do pardon the bookcases up front, but aside from the general sense of time-and-spatial displacement, and the occasional hammering and circular sawing needed to make bookshelves fit, the shop is the same as it's always been.

It's just a bit like a rather epic game of Tetris these days. Fear not. It is temporary.

Until next week, fellow bibliophiles!

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