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We Have Come Full Circle

Posted 4 June 2014 by
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I started this blog in January 2011 when the adventure of planning and opening a second location for Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore was just beginning. My intent then, which was mostly fulfilled, was to tell the story of building a bookstore and generate some excitement in my community for this pending event. I loved sharing these […]

It is a Great Adventure!

Posted 13 November 2011 by
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Saturday, November 5, 2011 We held our first writing class in our community room last Saturday. It was an adventure in so many ways. There were 11 of us in all. We represented (at least) three generations, but were most inspired by two high school students who astounded us with their wisdom and their poise […]

A Partnership for the Future

Posted 11 November 2011 by
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Last week we received news that Catalina Coffee Company, an established favorite gathering place in the South Bay, has signed a lease to create Catalina Coffee Café in our Redondo Beach store space. We are thrilled, not only because their name is alliterative, but also because the owners and the staff share our vision of […]

Returning to the Scene

Posted 31 October 2011 by
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This blog has been a cherished part of opening our new store. I love to write and it has been a gift to share the experiences (and pictures) with those of you that are interested in the process of creating a new store. After we opened the new store on September 13, I went on […]

Our New Store is Open

Posted 13 September 2011 by
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Wow. I can hardly believe that I am actually typing these words! It has been quite a journey and now the adventure begins. Over two years ago, I convinced Maryelizabeth that this really was something we should do. It took a lot of conversations … and with good reason. Anyone who knows anything about the […]

Exhilaration and Exhaustion

Posted 5 September 2011 by
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September 5, 2011 Yep. We love alliteration around here! And … we have good news. We have an official opening date. And, we are 98% sure that we will be able to open on that date. And we really have no choice. We have an author event scheduled for the evening. Drum roll, please! Mysterious […]

Things are really moving now!

Posted 9 August 2011 by
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Monday, August 8, 2011 Over the weekend we hosted members of the Southern California chapter of the Mystery Writers of America at a special pre-opening event in our new store space. The support and response we received from the members of the MWA was as wonderful as it was fun! We were able to show […]

The Excitement Builds!

Posted 29 July 2011 by
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July 29, 2011 Okay … that was a bit of a pun … but it’s true! The building is really coming together. You can almost envision what it will look like. The sign announcing our store is posted on Artesia. And … we are beginning to talk about dates as if they are real! We […]

Wondering Why You Haven’t Heard From Me?

Posted 14 July 2011 by
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Well, you wouldn’t be wondering if you knew that: There are currently six people working in my office. With all of the meetings and comings and goings, there isn’t room to breathe, much less write! The good news is that we are getting lots of things done, laying the ground work so that we can […]

Bits and Pieces

Posted 19 June 2011 by
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June 18, 2011 Construction News! While we were disappointed to learn last week that we are about two weeks behind schedule, we were pleased to learn this week that the schedule has not slipped any further! In other news, we have picked our carpet, hired our IT person, and placed orders for our computer equipment […]