Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Now Exhale

At approximately 11:30 this morning, with absolutely no real transition from opening to open, the Book Frog officially became a bookstore. We still had a front of store full of carts of junk and empty soda bottles, but we took our first customer and from that point it was real.


After several hours of schlepping boxes and shelves and carts--schlepping, I must add, done mostly by Jackie--the front of store looked like this.

Shaina brought us a gorgeous hand-crocheted frog...in our colors!



It's been a quiet day, but hey, we're open.





It's been a lovely day.

22 comments:

Shawn said...

I actually just started to cry a little. I am SOOOO happy for You guys!!!

Rebecca Glenn said...

Aww. We've been tearing up off and on for a few days now. Nice to have someone take on a little of that burden.

EnriqueFreeque said...

Gorgeous shots! You did it!

Dizzy C said...

Congrats on your first day!

It looks fabulous and the colour scheme is lovely.

All best wishes

carol

Buddhapuss Ink LLC said...

The store looks great. Wishing you much success!

Jeff McKown said...

Hey Becky - Congrats to you and Pete and best of luck. The staff of Borders Express in Capitola was able to accomplish a similar feat, and they are now happily staffing Inklings Books in their old Borders location.

Take care - Jeff

Jeff McKown said...

Hey Becky - Congrats to you and Pete and best of luck. The staff of Borders Express in Capitola was able to accomplish a similar feat, and they are now happily staffing Inklings Books in their old Borders location.

Take care - Jeff

Rebecca Glenn said...

Thanks everybody for your kind words. Jeff--hope all is well with you.

Oh, and if you dont' live here and want to support us, look for our webstore, coming soon (probably week after next-ish).

Allison Brennan said...

I am so thrilled! It's always been my dream to open a book store, I wish I lived closer to you! I'll be down in the L.A. area in February and would be glad to sign stock. I might be down sooner because daughter is looking at colleges, just don't know where yet!

Rebecca Glenn said...

Allison, we'd love to have you stop in and sign stock. Let me know when and I'll make sure I have plenty on hand!

Meg Waite Clayton said...

Big Big Big Congrats! And add me to the list of authors who'll stop by to support you next time I'm down that way. I've got a paperback of my latest coming out from Random House/Ballantine in January, and hope to be down that way at the end of the month.

Rebecca Glenn said...

Meg, I've got several copies of The Language of Light in stock, and will be sure to get your other titles in as well. Please, let us know when you're heading our way and we'll get plenty of stock in to sign (and, of course, if you're interested in a regulation signing, please hook us up with whoever is in charge of such things :)

Petrea Burchard said...

Congratulations! I read about you on Publishers Lunch. I wish you great success!

Mark Schneyer said...

Did my heart good to see this and I wish you best of luck. So nice to see the formerly liquidated books alive and browsable again. And nice fixtures!

Rebecca Glenn said...

You like those, Mark? Circa 2002, the only fixture year I remember that had every single one of the freestanding cases built as back to back units rather than single cases. Sigh. Still, pretty nice all things considered...and very homey to both Pete and me.

DeAnna Cameron said...

I read about this on Publisher's Lunch, too, and I'm soooo happy for you -- and for all of us in SoCal who love bookstores! This is the perfect reason to take a day trip from O.C. to Rolling Hills Estates :)

bookdout said...

Congratulations!

Jill Corcoran said...

CONGRATS!

Murr said...

What a wonderful shop!!! Bracing colours and lots of new books, omg! it looks really gorgeous. What a great place to browse as well!

All the best to you guys in your new endeavour. Let us know when you get the website up and running.

Silsbee said...

Wonderful! Congratulations! :)
I love the look of the posters over the bookshelves.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rebecca,
Sorry about sending this through comment. I couldn't find a review policy or email. I have a thriller novel titled The Economics of Ego Surplus that helps the reader understand how the global economy works while being entertained. After a first stage of contacting economics blogs, I am now contacting book bloggers. Here is the book's website where you can find more information, including reviews so far and a PDF of the first 10 pages:

http://starvinganalyst.com/tees.htm

If it looks like something you would be interested in reading/reviewing let me know and I will be happy to send a complimentary paperback or Kindle copy for your consideration, whichever you like. Thanks for your time and congrats on the store!
Best regards,
Paul McDonnold

J.G. said...

Fabulous! Lots of good wishes coming your way! (Love the froggy green, too.)