Table of Contents for Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap : A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book


Prologue 1(6)
1 How to Be Attacked by Your Heart's Desire
7(7)
2 No Longer Renting the Space Inside My Skin
14(7)
3 Mommy, Where Do Books Come From?
21(25)
4 Follow Your Ignorance Is Bliss
46(15)
5 Holy Grails Full of Frass
61
6 Creating, and Being Created by, Community
11(71)
7 God Bless You for Trying, Losers
82(10)
8 Stephen Saved Our Bacon Day
92(7)
9 Catty Behavior, or How Beulah Taught Us to Stand Tall, Quit Whining, and Have Fun
99(5)
10 Saved by the Cell (and the Napkin Dispensers, and the Corkboards)
104(5)
11 A Book's Value Versus Its Price
109(14)
12 I Dream About Running a Bookstore Someday...
123(9)
13 Running an Unlicensed Intellectual Pub
132(10)
14 Yarn Goddesses
142(7)
15 What Happens in the Bookstore, Stays in the Bookstore
149(5)
16 Growing into Ourselves
154(8)
17 Reading Rekindled
162(113)
18 Last Cowboy
275
19 Living Large in a Small-Town Bookstore
185(12)
20 The Network
197(10)
21 Ceridwen
207(7)
22 The Way We Buy Now (with Apologies to Trollope)
214(15)
23 Booking Down the Road Trip
229(17)
24 Bibliophiliacs Versus Book Snobs
246(6)
25 On Recommending Books
252(28)
26 Citizen Jack
280(6)
27 The Last Word
286(3)
Acknowledgments 289