This one comes directly out of the Brooklynite wet dream fantasy vacation package file: The owners of this adorable Tales of Lonesome Pine used bookstore in Big Stone Gap, Va. are looking for a store sitter for October and November. You’d get lodging and provisions in exchange for selling some books and feeding the bookstore’s two dogs and two cats. And why are the owners leaving, you ask? For an also adorable reason: Co-owner Wendy Welch is releasing a memoir about the bookstore, and is doing a book tour with her husband. Big Stone Gap is in the heart of Appalachia, right next to the Kentucky border, so this is probably the best possible no-distractions scenario you can think of to go finish that book you’re working on/prepare for the eventual Romney/Ryan presidency. (more…)
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