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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

January 25th, 2014 by Grey Swan Inn


Just a Little Bit of Snow….  that’s all it takes to make a snowman, but it’s not enough to make a snow angel.   Cold, cold, cold days in January and perfect for warming up in front of our fireplace


with a good book… bring your own, or borrow one of ours.  Then add a cup of Jim’s fresh roasted coffee… today’s roast is a fair trade, organic Samantra Wahana Natural medium roast.   Don’t do the coffee thing, then there’s a selection of Stash label teas and, of course, hot cocoa with a generous helping of whipped cream!

Afternoon at The Bookend

February 22nd, 2008 by Grey Swan Inn

This afternoon was filled with romance novels, cookbooks, fiction, biographies, gardening, inspirational, and non-fiction books at The Bookend, The Gently Used Bookstore, here in Blackstone, Virginia. I felt so rich being surrounded by so many wonderful books and periodicals!!

The Bookend was established in 2007 by The Friends of The Library for building funds to add to the existing library here in Blackstone. The bookstore is located at 102 W Maple Street in walking distance to all of downtown shops and restaurants. The store’s hours are: Tues, Thurs, and Friday for 10am – 5pm. My volunteer shift was this afternoon from 1:30 to 5:00.

I had not visited the bookstore before today and was impressed in how neat the books were in their shelves – organized by author for fiction and subject matter for the nonfiction. We ended up taking home an armload of books for our guest rooms and I have a stack to pick up next week. We really like books!!!

I saw a note on the desk with the book title, “Watership Down” by Richard Adam. Have you read it yet? It is a great read!

Be sure to stop by The Bookend on your next visit to Blackstone. Tell them we sent you!

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