On Tuesday, July 14, the Woods Hole Public Library will hold its annual meeting, starting at 8 PM. After the business meeting, in which new members of the Board of Trustees will be elected and the annual budget approved, guest lecturer Carol Chittenden will give a talk about her twenty-eight years of owning, managing, running, in fact, “living and breathing” her book shop “Eight Cousins Books” in Falmouth.
Carol successfully steered her enterprise through difficult economic times, emerging as a winner not only in the local business scene, but also nationally as one of the longer running independent children’s book stores. Luckily for adults, who were left without a book store of their own as one after another of the town’s book stores closed, Carol decided to include a small section of adult books in her shop, and to provide the convenient service of special ordering books, both for children and adults. She also made a point of supporting local publications, going so far as to house and sell the “Book of Falmouth” for Falmouth’s Historical Commission. Eight Cousins has become one of Falmouth’s favorite shops for young and old alike.
Carol retired and sold “Eight Cousins” earlier this year. A new trio of owners has stepped in to fill Carol’s successful foot-steps and continue to run the shop on her successful model.
For more information, call the Library at 508-548-8961 or visit www.eightcousins.com.