Flying Bear Books: A Mind Boggling Response
A letter from the owners
Pretty much everyone here knows that the winter months are slow ones for our merchants, and Flying Bear Books in Newaygo is no exception. As we were heading into winter, it looked like we didn’t have enough in reserve to make it through to spring, and we announced that we were closing the store.
The community’s response has been mind boggling. Not only have hundreds of people told us how unhappy they were that the store was closing, but people got together and gave us enough solid help that it looks like we can make it to spring when sales always pick up! So we will be here and open through the winter and for the foreseeable future!
Special thanks go to Gabe Schillman of Studio 37 in Newaygo for his generous and persistent support, to Nan Pokerwinski for her brain storms and footwork to make things happen and to Sally Wagoner for getting people together to figure out what to do. We also want to thank our landlord for working with us as we worked through the past two months. None of you gave up hope and we are deeply grateful!!
Despite the 40% off sale, we still have over 20,000 great books available at excellent prices. We will continue the 40% off sale until 12/25 with thanks to Newaygo County for your support and kindness.
John and Marsha Reeves
12/12/2019 06:53:40 pm
That's wonderful news! Let's all continue to support Flying Bear Books by shopping often and ordering books through them instead of that online monster.
12/12/2019 07:31:04 pm
I'm shopping tomorrow! I'm so glad you are staying open!
12/12/2019 09:15:12 pm
THIS IS WHAT COMMUNITY LOOKS LIKE! So Awesome!! Happy for all of us!
12/12/2019 11:49:22 pm
Human Beings loving Human Beings 💜
12/13/2019 06:53:35 pm
Well, that’s just fantastic! I love shopping there!
12/15/2019 03:28:08 pm
So happy for this. Glad i still have the chance to be a part if poetry night!
12/15/2019 08:43:51 pm
What wonderful news! I’m so happy!
Brenda and Steve Bonter
12/19/2019 10:05:19 pm
We so need you to continue creating an artistic and cultural contribution to our community, and it is such a great atmosphere for practicing ukulele
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