The Catholic Shoppe
I was delighted by the owner of the Catholic Shoppe and her customers who came to my book signing. This wonderful little shop, situated in a basement storefront (note blue awnings in picture), has been in the same location for over 60 years. The third generation owner, Stacey Breijak, was charming and fussed over every anticipated need I might have. I was her first author for a book signing event and she did everything right!
She had a lovely display of my book in the window next to the steps leading down to her shop. My posters were taped to her doors, and she had contacted the local news station. Behind the table where I was to set up, she had cleared the shelf so I could display the books and other marketing materials. The woman working for her even arranged the display for me when I stepped out for a moment. It was lovely!
I was not optimistic about people braving a cold drizzly day just to buy a book, but they did. Her customers were engaging and chatty, wanting to know about St. Francis Retreat Center and my work there. I sold several books, even one at full retail to Stacey, though she could have bought it wholesale.
An enjoyable day, she even brought in lunch for us. The link to her store is included above…she really does carry a lot of all thinks Catholic.
Thank you Stacey and all of your customers for making the book signing a fun and successful experience.