For those of you who have followed this blog for any length of time (and stuck with me through the “silent year” of 2012), you know that the quest for the right retail space has been something of a trial. That search continues, but in the meantime the desire to match the right book with the right reader has led me to an unorthodox solution: guerilla bookselling.
Therefore, Somerset Books will meet the public for the first time on February 9th at the inaugural Second Saturday Biergarten Bazaar (S2B2). S2B2 is an outdoor vendor fair held at the amazing Jones/Butler Biergarten, located in the historic Meadowbrook neighborhood of East Fort Worth.
There will be many great local artisans ready to work with you on the perfect Valentine's gift, and you will find all things vintage, crafty, repurposed and funky. And books. Don’t forget the books. Vendors include Danette’s Urban Oasis, Indiplanet Studios, Somerset Books, and many others.
It’s politically correct nowadays to talk about “buying local;” this is your chance to actually get out and buy local. Any number of local brick-and-mortar stores get their start at events just like this one, as it is a way to let people know who you are and build relationships within the community long before sitting down with some banker about loans and leases.
The S2B2 is Saturday, Feb 9, 2013 from 9 am to 1 pm. The address is 2300 N. Edgewood Terrace, Fort Worth, TX 76103. Find them on Facebook here.
So come on out next Saturday, find your sweetie something unique for Valentines, support local business, and buy some books. Definitely buy some books.