Bookstore Bio Series: Lighthouse Books, Brighton Ontario
- Tell us about yourself! What is your store name, where are you located, how long have you been in business etc.
Lighthouse Books is in Brighton, Ontario, a lovely community about 150 kms east of Toronto. The store has been on our Main Street for about 15 years. We were loyal customers who took over the business just over 2 years ago as the previous owners retired.
- What is something interesting people should know about your store?
We pride ourselves in listening to our community and knowing many of our customers by their names and reading preferences. Winning a large, replica lighthouse in our towns Applefest raffle foreshadowed our take over of the business.
- What is your favourite part about owning/running an independent bookstore?
Having customers return to tell me how much they enjoyed a book I recommended just for them.
- What is the last book you read? What is your favourite book and why?
How To Stop Time by Haig.
I would have to name over a dozen favourites - one for every genre and phase in my life!
Recently I enjoyed Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.