DEAR FRIENDS OF THE BOOKSHOP,
After almost twenty years of selling books and offering classes, I have decided to close my beloved bookshop. The brick and mortar version of Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks will shut down at the end of February.
After a sabbatical to restore and refresh, I will be moving forward to explore a number of ideas related to what I have always done best, Cooking and Booking. Although the actual shop will be gone, the spirit behind it will continue to thrive in other ways. I will maintain this website as a way of keeping you posted on my future endeavors.
I am truly grateful for the continuing support of my culinary community as well as the many friends and patrons who have so warmly embraced the philosophy of the shop. Your contribution over the past two decades has helped to make Books to Cooks my true emotional home.
As of today, we begin our final book sale. 25% discount, with some stock discounted at 40%. I am also selling the shop piano, some tables, and whatever I find stashed away that I can no longer use.
This, of course, is a tough note to write. But, in the true spirit of the shop, I look forward to a future filled with new challenges and the continuing support of many cherished friends.
Now it is time to “coddiwomple.” If you come into the shop before the end of February, and can tell me what that means, I’ll let you in on a little story.
Thank you all. I cry not for what has been but smile for what will be.
January 16th, 2017