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355 Main Street, Yarmouth Village, ME 04096

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Happy Anniversary!

royal river books storefront

Well, it has been three years since Royal River Books opened for business.  I didn’t save my first dollar bill, but I do remember my first customer.  She came in the door and asked if I had The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (a personal favorite).  I was pleased as punch to pull it off my newly stocked shelf.  We proceeded to chat about the book, which she was buying as a gift.  I thoroughly enjoyed my first transaction and was thrilled about having a small, local bookstore in the friendly little town of Yarmouth.

A lot can happen in three years.  Three months after opening I found out I was pregnant.  This was not in my business plan.  I had fantasies about the baby hanging out in a pack ‘n play all day long while I continued to help customers looking for a good book.  Um, it didn’t really work out that way.

I am now the mother of two and, unfortunately, do not get to spend a lot of time behind the counter at Royal River Books.  Since I shamelessly use my children in my advertising campaign, I still interact with a lot of customers around town.  It always brings a smile to my face to hear someone say, “Oh, your daughter is getting so big!  I see her every week in the Notes.”  I am hoping to have a lot of eyes watching out for her when she reaches adolescence!

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of my wonderful customers for your support and business.  I am grateful to have met so many wonderful people through the bookstore and look forward to spending more time there when the kiddos get a little older.  I would also like to thank my wonderful friends and co-workers, Becky, Heather, Karen & Susie.  They have been doing a great job holding down the fort while I am deep into dirty diapers and sleep training.

Thanks again and I hope to see you soon!

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