When Annie Philbrick was telling the story of Bank Square Books at a panel on store succession, a fellow panelist exclaimed, "To buy a bookstore never having owned one before --- and never having worked in one before! That’s crazy!” Her response? "Yeah!"
Crazy or not, Annie has owned the legendary Mystic, Connecticut bookstore since 2006, and since then has made it even more of a community institution: she's expanded the space, hosted some unforgettable events and made sure her cocker spaniel makes customers feel at home.
Below you can find the second part of Annie's REAL TALK Publishing interview, where she talks about some of her favorite Bank Square Books author events and how Mystic has influenced the store. initial challenges of buying the store. If you missed Part 1, check it out here, and make sure to come back next Wednesday, July 23rd for Part 3!
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