Hello neighbors and friends!

Here’s a question I get a lot: when are you opening? Answer: soon! I can’t wait.

The family and I are busy behind the scenes setting up the shop for an August 2021 opening.

You can expect a “soft launch” by Friday, August 6, followed by our big community Open House on Thursday, August 12 from 5-8 pm.

The Open House will feature poetry by Tarik Dobbs, live music by Ki5, sweet treats by Karma’s Kitchen, and a chance to connect with fellow readers in town. We’ll be setting up directly outside of the shop to ensure the event is as safe and healthy as possible — and to make sure you have enough space inside the shop to discover your next great read.

What to read in the meantime? We’re spoiled with choices in Ann Arbor when it comes to reads, but one notable bit of excitement: AADL is open for walk-in browsing as of July 12, 2021!

And don’t forget to follow us @shopbooksweet on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our eNews! We’re excited to get to know you and hear all about what you’ve been reading this summer.

Be well and happy reading!

– Shaun