Archive for November, 2009

It’s Wednesday, November 25, early on what promises to be a frosty morning. As you know, Peter and I are selling the bookstore and the transfer takes place next Tuesday, Dec. 1st. I have promised my friends at the Valley Citizen that I would not “scoop” them by revealing the buyer’s name here on the Dark Horse blog (the story will be in this week’s issue) but of course there’s more I feel I MUST communicate.

First, THANK YOU to all of you for making our two-year experiment into a 14-year-old business.

It has been because of your support, your encouragement and your friendship that we have, as Lewis and Clark used to say, “proceeded on.”  We’ve been proud to be YOUR source for books, reading information, and more. Your purchases, your humor and your loyalty have been instrumental in the store’s ability to continue to operate. 

Hopefully, that won’t change. I personally hope you will continue to see Dark Horse Books as a community hub and THE spot to connect with literature and people.

Of course  I will miss encountering you from my usual spot behind the counter!  But there are so many other ways to connect (and I’ll likely be exploring all of them!)

One thing I know, the new owners are bringing a HUGE dose of passion and creativity and community spirit to the bookstore.

Someone, flatteringly, said we would be a tough act to follow. (So many people have said so many nice things, it seems!)  The good news is that the Dark Horse Books show will go on….. like a play with a new director, it’ll have a bit of a new interpretation, lots of fresh ideas and energy, carrying on the traditions we’ve established but perhaps with a new (and better?) twist.  I hope you share my excitement! 

Lastly, I’d like to remind you all that ALL our local businesses need your support.  Head to downtown Driggs (and Victor and Tetonia, too) rather than to Idaho Falls or shopping on-line — you might be surprised by all that our stores have to offer. 

And if you don’t believe local retailers and restaurants are commited to this community, check out JUST HOW MANY (including Dark Horse Books) are once again participating in the “Shop Local for Schools” day on Saturday, Dec. 5th. We put our money where our mouths (and kids!) are — won’t you too? Not just that day, though — do it THROUGHOUT the season!

As for us, on Friday we’ll be decorating the store (have always liked to do it AFTER Thanksgiving!) and throughout at least some of December, I’ll be assisting with training and wrapping up all details on the transition.

So, once again, thank you, on this Thanksgiving. Have a safe and blessed holiday, and hope to see you soon!


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Hello to all our wonderful customers and regular readers! You’ve probably been aware that Peter and I were gone for not quite the last two weeks, and that the Dark Horse blog wasn’t updated during that time.   The good news is that the blog updating was just about the only thing NOT ON THE MOVE regarding Dark Horse…. We will have exciting news and SOON for all our friends and neighbors — stay tuned (and keep on coming in!!!)

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