One week in…
March 21, 2007
So now that we have one full week under our belts, I thought it was time to blog a bit.
I’m Christine, owner of WORD. The store opened last Wednesday on a gorgeous, 70-degree day and the locals were out in full force. By the end of the day I was pretty much a weepy mess because of all the warm welcomes we received that day. (It could also have been exhaustion, or a combo of both). I tell you, Greenpoint is one hell of a neighborhood. Having lived here for a little while, I expected some great people to come by, but I never expected the kindness and gratitude that kept pouring in all week. I’m glad many of you are happy to have me here because I am thrilled to be here. Thanks again for all who popped their heads in to say hello and welcome.
A little background: I owned a small bookstore on Long Island for almost six years and looked for a space to move it for pretty much the last year. I was looking in W’burg most of that time, then suddenly one day over brunch with my husband (name: Vinnie) at Greenpoint Coffee House I had an epiphany and decided Greenpoint was the place for me. I found my space that same day and never looked back.
Once we get up and running a bit more, we will start organizing a bunch of book clubs for kids and adults, as well as a series of workshops and author events. Stay tuned!