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


Prologue 11(8)
1 How to Be Attacked by Your Heart's Desire
19(10)
2 No Longer Renting the Space Inside My Skin
29(16)
3 Mommy, Where Do Books Come From?
45(26)
4 Follow Your Ignorance Is Bliss
71(20)
5 Holy Grails Full of Frass
91(12)
6 Creating, and Being Created by, Community
103(16)
7 God Bless You for Trying, Losers
119(14)
8 Stephen Saved Our Bacon Day
133(10)
9 Catty Behavior, or How Beulah Taught Us to Stand Tall, Quit Whining, and Have Fun
143(6)
10 Saved by the Cell (and the Napkin Dispensers, and the Corkboards)
149(6)
11 A Book's Value Versus Its Price
155(18)
12 I Dream About Running a Bookstore Someday...
173(12)
13 Running an Unlicensed Intellectual Pub
185(12)
14 Yarn Goddesses
197(10)
15 What Happens in the Bookstore, Stays in the Bookstore
207(6)
16 Growing into Ourselves
213(10)
17 Reading Rekindled
223(22)
18 Last Cowboy
245(8)
19 Living Large in a Small-Town Bookstore
253(16)
20 The Network
269(14)
21 Ceridwen
283(10)
22 The Way We Buy Now (with Apologies to Trollope)
293(20)
23 Booking Down the Road Trip
313(22)
24 Bibliophiliacs Versus Book Snobs
335(8)
25 On Recommending Books
343(34)
26 Citizen Jack
377(8)
27 The Last Word
385(4)
Acknowledgments 389