This week I’m celebrating Bookstore Moments.
This past Sunday, we had one of our most super fun events. We had Rojo the therapy Llama come to the store where Shannon Joy, his handler, read their first picture book together, Rojo: The Perfectly Imperfect Llama. I love that each book gets kissed by Rojo himself! After the reading, everyone got to meet Rojo, pose with him, and even feed him a carrot. Lots of people had a great time- even me and I don’t like animals!
This past Monday, I had my annual review. (I would have been with Green Bean Books for four years this coming Tuesday!) The day turned out to be a rather reflective day.
There were lots of nice customers. There was even an emotional moment with a fellow Alberta (the neighborhood where I work) Street employee whose boss recently passed away due to cancer. Even though I didn’t personally know her boss, I knew of her. We talked about a life that left behind a lasting impact in her community.
I love that books are such great unifiers. I’m grateful that people value my opinions and seek my recommendations. I love that I get to share books about kindness and love and things that may help them with what they’re going through at that moment.
What are you celebrating this week?