One More Page Books

2200 N. Westmoreland Street, Arlington, VA 22213 * 703-300-9746 * Mon-Sat: 10 am - 8 pm; Sun: noon - 5 pm

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The latest on the store on this Dec 30 morning

The author events were great!  We had three gracious and fun authors to kick off activities for the new store. While we may not have been in the store space, you turned out to meet Ellen Crosby, Richard Thompson and Richard Gazala.  It was a wonderful preview of what it will be like when the store opens.

Speaking of the store opening, we look forward to kicking off 2011 with an open store.  We have two inspections scheduled for January 3rd and if those goes well, we can start moving in!

Someone said to me -- 2011 will be a better year -- which made it sound like 2010 was not a good year.  While it's been frustrating these last months with the permits and inspections, I have a beautiful store, great books and sidelines, super staff and fantastic friends and family who have provided tremendous support.  2010 has been a great year and I hope we all have a wonderful and happy New Year!!  Thank you all!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Author events are STILL ON!

Our doors may not be open yet, but the events are ON!  Author events will be held in the WestLee Party room - right next door to One More Page.  Look for the signs and see you there!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fantastic Author Lineup!

So exciting!  As we prepare to open the doors of One More Page, we have lined up several exciting author events to kick off our grand opening. Mark your calendar (they're all fantastic):

Sunday, December 19, 2-4 pm
Ellen Crosby will be signing the latest in her Lucie Montgomery mystery series,  The Viognier VendettaTake time to check out other books in the series: The Merlot Murders, The Chardonnay Charade, The Bordeaux Betrayal and The Riesling Retribution (we have them all!).

Monday, December 20, 7-9 pm:
Another one of my favorites, Richard Thompson, will be signing his latest book, Shapes and Colors. If you read the Washington Post, you've seen his Cul de Sac strip next to Doonesbury on page 2 of Style.  What a fantastic fun gift - a signed copy of one of Thompson's collections (we'll have them all!).

Tuesday, December 21, 7-9 pm
Richard Gazala will sign his debut thriller Blood of the Moon.

I'll let this review speak for itself on this great book:
“A stunning debut. Well-researched, tightly plotted, and teeming with vividly-drawn characters. Gazala has a great voice, as well as a clear gift for breakneck pacing and narrative drive. A rich and rewarding read.” 

What a great line-up - we look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pics of the store-to-be

I've been so busy working on the store that I haven't updated the blog with pics of the progress.  I started this blog in April 2008 when I first started planning for the store.  As the Grateful Dead would say, what a long, strange trip it's been. 

It's taken way longer than I thought and things usually did NOT go according to my plan, but each major setback worked out for the right although I often didn't see that until after the fact.  An indication to me that this was the right thing for me was that after a day of being frustrated/angry/disappointed after a set-back, I got right back to it and moved on.

It feels like it's taken forever for construction to get started, but now that it has, the store has quickly taken shape and now (in the words of my cousin), it's starting to look like a store (instead of a construction site).

What it originally look like (note the lovely orange and white checked floor).

Where the children and adult sections meet
New Paint and Floor

Most importantly...books and more books!

We plan to open the weekend of December 11-12...details to follow!