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Business Category: Shopping & RetailBusiness Tags: bookstore, childrens books, crafts, downtown raleigh, downtown retail, storytime, summer camp, teen books, toddler time, and writing workshops

Read With Me, A Children's Book & Art Shop

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  • Read With Me is a children’s bookshop, local art gallery, workshop and event space. We carry a curated selection of contemporary, diverse, and quality titles in children’s literature from babies to young adults. We offer storytime 3-times a week and classes for all ages in literacy enrichment and the arts.

    Join us for workshops this summer incorporating literacy, history, science and the creative arts! Email christine@readwithme.us or send a message to our Facebook page to register. Tell us which camps you would like to register for and include your child’s name and age.


    The Story Behind the Books

    A former librarian at Davis Drive Elementary School in Cary, Brenner says she wants to know what’s on the shelves so she can recommend with confidence. “If your son says ‘I love space,’ I want to be able to say, ‘You need to check out this book.’ 

    Brenner, 38, said she and her husband, Jonathon, who works at Cisco Systems, have long talked about owning a bookstore when they retired. But with retirement still a distant spot on the horizon, the dream took on a life of its own after a trip two years ago to Knoxville.

    She was sitting outside a bookstore there with her son, leafing through their new purchases, when she turned to him and asked, “Ethan, what do you think if we open our own children’s bookstore?”

    Ethan’s answer: “Yeah, that’d be cool, mom.”

    With her then 3-year-old son on board, she broached the idea with her husband, whose response was even more enthusiastic.

    The couple has spent the two years since working up a business plan, finding a site, getting loans – all a challenge for any small business but one made even more so by Brenner’s chosen business.

    Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/books/article130530814.html#storylink=cpy

  • Business Location: 111 E Hargett St #110
    North Carolina
    United States

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  • SLR Insider Offers:

    Free gift bag with gift purchase (without card, $2-$3)
    Buy 1 book, get 20% off the 2nd book! (20% applies to book of lower cost)