Dear Friends of A Novel Experience,
2020 just won't let up! We are sooooo thankful for your support. And we're reminded every day of the wonderful escape that books provide, even in the middle of some pretty uncertain times. But, we're happy to announce that downtown Zebulon, once again, will host the Trick or Treat tradition that welcomes all manner of goblins, ghosts, and superheroes to the Courthouse Square. Join us on Saturday, October 31st from 5 to 7 p.m. Hey, those who are wearing masks are already ahead of the game!
We hope everyone is doing OK and coping with the demands of business-not-as-usual. When you need a break we're here! We're back to our regular 10-7 hours--and we've had some really interesting conversations over the counter on current events. (Our bookstore rule, "anybody can join any conversation" contributes to that!). Looking towards the upcoming election we are adopting author John Freeman's contribution from his book "Dictionary of the Undoing": "A vote is the difference between a citizen and a subject." You know what to do.
We're decorating for Halloween and we're putting out our seasonal holiday "Stocking Stuffers" as well. It seems really early to think about Christmas but the indie bookstore community is seeing folks shopping earlier -and, supply lines for favorite gifts and books are a little iffy this year. Come in and be prepared to enter a space where jack-o-lanterns and Santa stockings may jostle for your attention--it's all good! We do recommend that if you are giving a book that you order in plenty of time--publishers are confronting printing delays for best sellers this fall.