Just when we were getting started, we got a visit from Janet Geddis, visiting her sister in Wauwatosa. She was interested in starting a bookstore in Athens, Georgia, and heard about our opening. We had a great time talking, and I hope I gave her some useful advice.
Her plans haven't slown down. The store is called Avid Bookshop and she hopes to have it open in the spring of 2010. Read about her quest in the trade paper Bookselling this Week. Oh, and she's also Twittering.
Boswell got more than our fair share of press at its opening (and I'm grateful), but the longest-running story has been Jessica Stockton Bagnulo's journey to a bookstore in Fort Greene, now called Greenlight.
Read her personal journey here, in what is by far one of the best regarded bookseller blogs. And here's her official bookstore blog.