Mannequin Mania and bookstore update!!!







We've come a bit further with our bookstore. My husband has built one of our middle aisle shelves and it looks good. We've also installed a new counter to replace the old desk we had there before. Looks much better. There is more work to do but we're getting there for sure.

Our bookstore is located in a small but quaint shopping village. Right next door to us we have an art boutique where classes in oil painting are given almost nightly. On the other side there is a women's clothing boutique. On nice days the owner puts a mannequin outside dressed in very nice clothing. One evening after closing my husband was working late in the store. Our neighbour upstairs came by for a visit and my husband did not lock the door after he came into the store. As they were chatting, another man popped his head in the door and had obviously just come from the local bar because it took him a few seconds get his bearings before he asked them if they had seen 'it'. They looked confusedly at the man and he excitedly pointed outside. They all trooped out to see the clothed mannequin standing forlornly in its spot, the store closed and employee gone home. The three men then took it upon themselves to transport said mannequin into our bookshop where it could be seen through the window seemingly looking at our books. The only thing I regret is not having a picture of the men as they struggled to get it into the store, with its clothes and limbs intact.

7 comments:

Tina on November 20, 2009 at 7:20 AM said...

Donna: The store looks great!!! That was a funny story about the mannequin - at least the guy did not take it for a real woman and ask her out!!!

This is but one of the stories your hubby will have over the course of his life as a used bookstore owner. I suggest that he keep a little notebook under the counter and record these things - he may want to write a book one day. I wish I had.

bermudaonion on November 20, 2009 at 8:20 AM said...

Your store looks great! I did notice a few empty shelves, though. You need to get Cindy to get rid of some of her books! LOL

Laura Fabiani on November 20, 2009 at 8:51 AM said...

Now I'm really looking forward to coming to see you! Is the mannequin still there looking at books? It might be a good marketing tactic, who knows? LOL

Cindy on November 20, 2009 at 9:04 AM said...

Kathy is too funny isn't she? Perhaps I will have to go and leave some books there LOL

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) on November 20, 2009 at 10:57 AM said...

Good luck with you store. It looks like it is coming along nicely. I like the table

avisannschild on November 20, 2009 at 4:06 PM said...

Wow, Donna, I can't wait to visit the store; it looks fantastic! We must plan a visit out your way. And that story about the mannequin is priceless! I agree with Tina, your hubby (or you) should start writing these stories down!

Linda Ellen on November 21, 2009 at 1:17 AM said...

Lol! What a funny tale. I also think these stories should be written down. I think your bookstore is coming along nicely. I would have loved to see a picture of the men trying to get the mannequin through the door, lol

 

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