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The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap:A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book

Wendy Welch

Welch and her husband always dreamed of opening a bookstore, so they left the rat race for a simpler life in the Appalachian coal-mining town of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. They bought a five-bedroom fixer-upper, moved upstairs, and opened Tales of the Lonesome Pine Used Books below. But what happens when the economy goes into a tailspin, the e-book arrives, and some wary customers threaten their livelihood? The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap is the story of how two people, four pets, and 38,000 books helped a small town find its heart.