With time on their hands in COVID quarantine, the couple originally wanted to open a mobile bookstore they could operate on weekends. But after a few weeks of shopping for vans and busses, they decided they wanted not only the cost efficiency, but the commitment, of a brick and mortar store.
“We decided that if we were going to do this, we needed to go all out,” Matt Fitzpatrick said.
So they set to work, with Annie Fitzpatrick ordering stock and Matt Fitzpatrick crafting plywood bookcases and displays on the shop floor. A month after signing the lease, their whirlwind of effort paid off at their grand opening, in which they nearly sold out of stock.