This, dear readers, is Red Fox Books, our local bookstore:
It is notable because, until maybe five years ago, my small town had not had a bookstore of its own in years and years. We had begun discussing whether or not major book chains considered us illiterate. Perhaps they still do, as we don't have one. But we do have this wonderful locally owned shop which is now thoroughly integrated into the community.
It hosts book signings, readings by authors, book clubs, children's events, and various other get-togethers, and is a vital part of downtown events (because in our small city, we have downtown parties and holiday celebrations). Between its newsletter and that sent out by our local wine shop, also downtown, I manage to stay well-informed on all the various town goings-on despite living 800 miles away most of the year.
While small, Red Fox has a wonderful selection of books and will happily order anything they are not carrying at no charge. The owners, who are frequently manning the desk, are friendly and helpful. My sister is absolutely in love with the shop and spends rather more of her paychecks than she probably should there.
For anyone interested, their website is http://www.redfoxbookstore.com/.
Also, I apologize for a lack of indoor pictures, but I'm shy about taking photos without permission and even more shy about asking. It's something I'm working on.