June 21, 2007
The view from the opposite corner of Prince & Argyle - The green 'W's are just made of painters' tape right now until the signmaker arrives.
But they are certainly noticeable!
The view from the second floor end window - opposite is St. Paul's Church in the Grand Parade Square (center of downtown Halifax) and at the next corner down and across the street is John W. Doull, Bookseller, celebrating 20 years this week as a purveyor of secondhand, rare, and antiquarian books. If you are in Halifax, you definitely want to check him out as well!
The Canadian-&-World Literature section, within 24 hours, then 7 days of getting the keys. :)
June 28, 2007: Birth Of a Bookstore
A week later: The bookshelves are all up! Wayne (on the left, making a good point of something or other - I'm learning a lot this week!) of Wayne Damery Contracting out of Amherst (whom I * highly * recommend!), and Eric did a great job. They are a-l-m-o-s-t finished; they just need one more day to do some finishing touches & they'll be back next weekend for that. (I'm sorry it's not a better picture of them - they were too busy working! I'll try again next weekend! :) )
Still, there are lots of areas that are completely finished, so for the next few days, I'll be in the shop, sweeping sawdust from the shelves, unpacking boxes, and generally being satisfied with the way things are unfolding! :)
It's been two weeks since I first rec'd the keys to my future bookshop & look at what has been accomplished! And in two more weeks, I'll be open! :) Next - July, 2007