Wow, so, ya, it’s been a while!! As usual, there is too much to catch up on in the past 4 or 5 months, so I will skip to the big news: The Bookgarden is blooming!! We “officially” open on April 16th, right before Easter weekend. We won’t have a big grand opening party until early May, but we will be open for business as of next week. What an adventure so far!!
As you can see from the pictures below (and to the left), the painting is finished, the curtains are up, and most importantly, we have all our book shelves (as well as the start to a very cozy reading nook – just need a comfy chair, a lamp, and a side table and it’s good to go)!! We also have some new tea cups so we can offer complimentary tea (and probably some fresh cookies from the bakery when the owner feels like giving me some – ha!). In the past few weeks we have asked the people of Zitsa to help us by donating books, and we have received an amazing response to that, which is great. People keep bringing bags by every day!