by Wendy J Persse, Owner
In August 1998, Deal Safrit opened the Literary Bookpost, across the street from where we are now. I was living in Brunswick, Georgia at the time but when I came home to visit, I would find my way there, among the stacks and stacks of books and marvel at his selection. In 2001, I opened my own bookstore in Brunswick, Hattie’s Books, and carefully chose my titles. It’s one of the most important aspects of opening, or buying, a bookstore. When I had the opportunity to buy the store in June 2016, I said yes without a moment of hesitation. Still one of the best decisions I ever made. After Deal retired in 2012, the store did falter a bit but since I do love a big project, I jumped in~
Curating the children’s books has been a lovely adventure of bringing back old favorites like Shel Silverstein and Maurice Sendak. But the new books...oh, the illustrations and story lines are breathtaking. I particularly love Davide Cali’s “Call of the Swamp”, “I Am Enough” by Grace Byers and “Dear Girl” by children’s author Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
One of my favorite things to be able to do, is recommend your next favorite book. Tell me what you’ve loved reading and I can usually point you in the right direction. Just want to browse? Absolutely. We love it when a customer can take their time and peruse the shelves to their hearts content.
Ok. Let’s talk about Amazon while I’ve got you here. Chances are, you’re already an independent book store lover. But I want to thank you for choosing us or another indie store over Amazon. Your support keeps our doors open, our light bill paid and the water turned on. Studies have shown that the health of a bookstore directly mirrors the health of the community. We’re good. In fact, we are great! We love this town, what we do and our customers. Buy local and support your neighbor~