Completely Booked, a general-interest bookstore with a substantial selection of children's books, will open this Saturday in Murrysville, Pa. In honor of the store's opening, owner Camille Kovach said she'll welcome customers with coffee, tea and pastries, and she hopes to host an official grand opening sometime in October.
"The goal is to build life-long readers," said Kovach, "and to serve readers with books that entertain and inspire."
In addition to books, the 1,200-square-foot store will carry a variety of sidelines, including Out of Print T-shirts, pouches and tote bags, Bunnies by the Bay plush, literary teas and a variety of stationery. Kovach's event plans include book clubs, story hours for children, author signings and holiday gatherings.
Kovachs added that her community has responded "wonderfully" to her bookstore plans. She elaborated: "Almost every day as I work in the store, people stop in and ask when we will be open and express very positive views on a local independent bookstore opening up."