Today is a special day. It’s opening day for Copperfield’s Books newest store in the city of San Rafael, located at 850 4th st. This will be the second bookstore I’ve played a big part in setting up and opening.
Almost a month ago I started working for the great Copperfield’s Books. I had previously worked for them from October 2003 to August 2005 in Petaluma. When I first saw the store it looked like a hollow shell with a lot of work left to be done and to believe it would be ready come November 11th required some stretching of the imagination. But I have almost a decade of experience working in bookstores, and I know the potential and abilities of a good team, especially one that has a love of books and working in bookstores.
I knew we could do this.
And now, three weeks later we’ve gone from that dusty, dirty empty shell that didn’t have lighting or shelves or a single book to a beautiful ready bookstore that will be opening its doors to the public of San Rafael and beyond at noon today after a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony.
I hope to see you there.