Touring The Palace Library

Hello! It’s Sarah writing here, and I’ll be taking you on a tour of the Palace Library bookstore! Which looks like this: I’ve been helping the owner with the whole setting-up business, and I’ll be doing a few hours a week here now it’s open, so you’ll probably see me around. Let’s go inside! On…… Continue reading Touring The Palace Library

Final Touches

The last few books out of that last box are being unpacked today. “Alright, let’s get these over to the display table…” “….Hmm. I think this display needs re-arranging.” There we go! “Oooh, this one looks interesting…” We’re one week out from opening day now, and everything’s so close to ready! I know I keep…… Continue reading Final Touches

Seasonal Window Displays

From sketches…. ….to window displays! But we do need to take down the autumn window display (that I totally made back in March and forgot to post, shh), and put up the winter one. Next step: fill it with some good books…. That seems a pretty good selection! Now let’s go back inside, it’s too…… Continue reading Seasonal Window Displays

Fixtures and Furnishings

The Palace Library is definitely in the ‘fixtures, fittings and furnishing’ stage of its construction! Case in point: these lights, which are made from a section of a white paper cupcake wrapper. They don’t actually work (unfortunately), but they do look really good! There is also now a clear doorway to the back/upstairs of the…… Continue reading Fixtures and Furnishings

The Last Few Boxes

The last two boxes of books have been unpacked! The first has a few last novels: “Have I read this one?” And the last box has textbooks: Textbooks have a whole section of shelves by the counter, and they’re organised alphabetically. At the moment, they’re all new textbooks, but hopefully the Library will be able…… Continue reading The Last Few Boxes

Details, Details

Work continues at The Palace Library, with the third-last box of books from the storeroom being opened. “Ooh, this one looks interesting….” Additionally, upstairs there is now a calendar and a small noticeboard in the staffroom! I covered a piece of cardboard with a scrap of dusky pink fabric for the noticeboard, and glued tiny…… Continue reading Details, Details

Framed

After finally finding a good frame…. ….the sunflower cross-stitch is done! I think the wooden frame adds to the rustic-ness of the stitching. In The Palace Library, we have one box…. ….and two boxes opened. “Oooh, I haven’t read this one yet!” There might be some borrowing happening before the store opens. Someone’s got to…… Continue reading Framed

2020 Books

These are all the books I added to my shelves last year (wow, that feels good to say!). I bought Heartstopper vol. 3 in March just before everything went downhill, and the others I received around my birthday. I received or used gift cards on these books around Christmas this year. I am particularly excited…… Continue reading 2020 Books