Get a load of this shop: in Asbury Park, NJ, there’s a bookstore entirely devoted to all things paranormal from ghost stories to ghost hunting guides – to the equipment for getting that huntin’ done.
In a time when independent bookstores are few and far between, becoming a place for like-minded people to hang out seems like a growing trend. Publishers Lunch recently mentioned Schuler Books & Music in Michigan, which is trying to acquire a liquor license for their Grand Rapids store. Quoteth the Lunch:
Co-owner Bill Fehsenfeld says, “The vision is it’s an enhancement to the bookstore and our cafe and provides an alternate place where people can relax, browse the books and enjoy food from our cafe. We’re feeling this will be able to maybe lengthen our hours into the evening more.”
I hope these bookstores can survive the turning economy, because ghost hunting and wine drinking? ALL GOOD. I might have to roadtrip down to Asbury Park to visit the Paranormal store, because damn does that sound cool.
[Thanks to Noelle and NJMyWay for the link.]