The Book Colony: Where Stories Live

Ever since Borders closed in Meriden, I have not been able to stop thinking about how much my hometown, Meriden, CT, would benefit from a bookstore. This diverse city is centrally located and now with all the projects around the space I am considering, a bookstore would be a wonderful addition. Bookstores are ultimately places to buy books, but they are also places to meet and share ideas. . .for everyone. Independent bookstores are an investment in the places we love and want to thrive.

While I am waiting to get all my ducks in a row for that bookshop in Connecticut, I am starting a mobile book business right where I live now, New Orleans. For now, I'll be using the family vehicle. However, in the near future, I will have at least one or two modes of alternative transportation!

I have worked for RJ Julia in Madison, CT, and Maple Street Books, and Octavia Books in New Orleans, LA. I have worn many hats while working for bookstores, and I understand the long hours it takes to run an indie.
Social media has been my "thing" (while I worked at Octavia, the store was voted "Best Locally Owned Bookstore" each year, 2014-2017). I can find the right book for almost anyone (just ask for testimonials).

Thank you so much for considering helping. I am going to need a great deal of help. (If you are wary of using an online system, please message me, and I will provide my mailing address.)


Veronica Brooks
Meriden, CT

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