I’m a native of Athens, Georgia, but for many years I’ve lived in nearby Winterville, a tiny municipality of approximately 1,200, located in Eastern Clarke County. We’ve had a branch of the Athens Regional Library in Winterville (115 Marigold Lane) for a very long time.
Today, I’m happy to announce that the Friends of the Winterville Library are launching a new venture, Front Porch Bookstore, in the quaint, newly renovated old Town Hall building (which was formerly used as the Winterville Volunteer Fire Department and is located near the library at 102 Marigold Lane) on December 4, 2009, which also happens to be the date of this year’s Winterville Christmas in the Park event (more on that in a future post).

Front Porch Books is 100% non-profit. All proceeds will go toward purchasing books, equipment and literary programs for the Winterville Library. At the December 4 grand opening, the bookstore will be open 5 PM until 8:30 PM. After that, the bookstore hours will be the same as the Winterville Library’s hours: Monday and Tuesday and Thursday, 3 – 7; Wednesday, 9 – 12; Saturday, 10 – 2, and closed Friday and Sunday.

This new bookstore needs both donations of books and volunteers to staff the store. If you’re interested, stop by the library or the bookstore or email fow11012@yahoo.com or call Jan Mazzucco at 706-742-7090. Leave your name and number and the shift desired.

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