The End of Summer... The Beginning of Something Else?

Can you believe it? Summer is already over?!

I would like to start this post by saying thank you to everyone who visited us over the summer. It has been amazing meeting everyone, locals and tourists alike. We are so appreciative of you all and it is with a heavy heart that I have to report that things will be changing in the not-too-distant future. For those unaware, My name is Christine and I own Finch Books. I am also due to have my second child in three weeks. I have been stressing over what to do with the store for the past 8 months and it wasn't until recently that I made a decision. My mother and business partner has decided to take sole ownership of our little store for the foreseeable future to allow me the ability to parent my newborn as well as my (nearly) five-year-old. I am incredibly sad to be stepping down from the store because it has filled me with such joy every time someone comes in and marvels at what was once just a dream of mine but instead of dwelling on the sadness I am looking towards the future. When it comes to the store, the future is still uncertain. For the time being, beginning after this weekend, our hours will shift to our fall/winter schedule: 

Sunday-Tuesday ................ Closed

Wednesday-Thursday ........10a-5p

Friday-Saturday ................. 10a-3p

Any future adjustments to our schedule, our offerings, or just any changes to the book store in general will be announced here as well as on our social media pages. (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Our plans so far may involve closing for renovations at some point in the future, changing our layout, potentially offering food items as well as coffee and tea or it could be something completely different but either way we want you (our loyal customers) to be in the know every step of the way. We ask for your patience and understanding as we go through this uncertain time. Additionally because we are still unclear about our exact path forward, we will no longer be buying books or offering trades. We will of course be honoring trade credit that we have given out to customers prior to this but will not be issuing any future credit. We will still be taking donations if you need to get rid of your books. If there are any questions, feel free to call us during business hours at 757-578-2168 or email us anytime at finchbooksva@gmail.com. 

On to happier news. This weekend is labor day weekend and we are having a huge sale. We've been accumulating books all summer long and unfortunately, we're running out of room. This weekend (and potentially continuing into September) we're selling these books at ridiculous prices. We've got books as low as $0.50 each, Romances for $1.00 each, History and Military books are 10% off, our gift items including brand new coffee mugs, deluxe tote bags, and pencil pouches perfect for back to school are also 10% off and if you spend $30, we'll give you a tote bag ($5 value) for free. We will be adding new discounts through out the weekend and potentially continuing for the entire month so watch our social media for updated specials or call, email, or just come in and see what we've got. 

Again I want to thank everyone who has stopped by and said hi, everyone who bought a cup of coffee or bought a book from us, everyone who just looked around and said they loved our cute little store. You all made this journey for me worthwhile and I can't wait to see what's next. 

 

It's been fun, 

Christine Loney