Members are invited to join Kirsten Hess, owner of Let's Play Books Bookstore for a brief update on the State of the Bookstore. Call for meeting details.
We will review the results of the Bookstore Survey we conducted in July 2020 as well as updates to the shop!
Let's Play Books Bookstore is in its 7th year of business in the Lehigh Valley. We have worked with six school districts, providing over $100,000 of author visits to area schools for free, and hosted almost 100 events annually. We organized a free 3-day inaugural Lehigh Valley Book Festival (canceled due to COVID19) with over 70 authors and illustrators. We believe having a brick & mortar bookstore is an important "third space" - and believe when our Country is on the other side of COVID19, a bookstore will be more important than ever. For many reasons, including (but not limited to) the size and layout of our current shop, space use limitations, costs, and growth needs, we must evaluate our long-term options.
We are considering a bookstore relocation in 2021. A new location that would best suit our current community members and allows us to grow our ideas and support our mission. The objective would be to find a location that will allow us to operate a sustainable bookstore that can stand for generations.