Stax is now two months old and due to some press in Metrowest Daily News a lot of people have found us and have been coming into the store. It's been wonderful meeting people and talking about books and reading. I knew this would be one of my favorite parts of owning a bookstore. I've always felt like book people were "my people".
As for what's next, we are continuing to grow and we want to reach out to the community and see where and how we can help to bring books and reading into the hands of the community. We are going to schedule more author events like the one we had last month with Heather Graham and Jon Land. We also have our first book club coming up at the end of the month. The book we are reading is The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls by Anton Disclafani.
I've always loved to read. Reading brought me to new places where I met people who didn't live in my city and were not the same race or religion as I am. I may have been a shy, socially awkward person but I think I grew up to be a compassionate person because of how much I read. I was able to put myself in different situations and imagine how I would feel. I have always felt that reading is important whether it's to learn something new or to escape reality. For me, this has become especially important.
Come on down to Stax! We have plenty of current titles and overstocks, all discounted. No books are full price at Stax.