The Book Shelf in Tryon, NC

On the way to my speaking engagement at the public library in Canton, North Carolina on Monday morning, I dropped in on The Book Shelf at 94 North Trade Street in Tryon, North Carolina. A delightful independent community bookstore, The Book Shelf has been a fixture in Tryon since 1952.

I was thrilled to find two copies of my vintage postcard book, The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina on a shelf in the regional books section! With the front cover facing out, the book was quite eye catching. I was very pleased. Penny Padgett, the owner of The Book Shelf, was not in the store at the moment. Her employee, Judy, was very pleasant and welcoming.

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With a recommendation from Judy, my sister and I enjoyed lunch just up the street at The Lavender Bistro. It was a lovely restaurant with an impressive menu.

After lunch, I returned to The Book Shelf and got to personally thank Penny Padgett for selling my book. She asked if I could come back next spring and have a book signing. I assured her that I would love to do that.

I couldn’t have been more pleased with how my morning and early afternoon went in Tryon. It was a great way to start out a two-day trip to the North Carolina mountains to publicize my book. I look forward to visiting The Book Shelf again.

The entrance to The Book Shelf on Trade Street in Tryon, NC.
The entrance to The Book Shelf on Trade Street in Tryon, NC.
Front window of The Book Shelf in Tryon, NC.
Front window of The Book Shelf in Tryon, NC.

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