Our Book Shoppe

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Our Business

My wife, Kim, and I operate our “Colonial Book Shoppe” at Colonial events throughout the Southeast and Midwest each year.  We are quite proud of our shop.  It is a classy little 12 x 10 marquee with a ten-foot awning.  We have put a lot of work and planning into creating a bookstore “vibe.”

Our Products/Goods

In addition to my personally-authored books, in our “Colonial Book Shoppe” we also sell sundry items that are associated with reading, writing, and literature.  This includes feather quill and ink sets, wood pencils, hand-woven bookmarks, handmade trade bead bookmarks, and handmade book bags/haversacks.  During events, as time permits, I demonstrate strap weaving on an inkle loom.  All of our displays, attire, and accoutrements are period authentic.  The only “modern” aspect of our display are the books, which contain authentic images on the covers.

 

Past Events & Locations

Since 2016, Kim and I have been merchants / sutlers at the following events.  Many of them are annual “repeats,” as we enjoy going back to our favorite events each year.

  • Fort Frederick Market Fair (MD) [Juried]
  • Bledsoe’s Fort Market Fair (TN) [Juried]
  • Colonial Days – Shelbyville (KY)
  • Elijah Clark Days (GA)
  • Descendants of Valley Forge Encampment (PA)
  • Sevier Days (TN)
  • The Gathering at Sycamore Shoals (TN)
  • Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous (IN)
  • Fort Des Chartres Winter Market Fair (IL) [Juried]
  • Fort Massac Encampment (IL)
  • Logan’s Fort Siege of 1777 (KY)
  • Camden Revolutionary War Days (SC) [Juried]
  • “Revolution on the Tuscarawas” – Historic Fort Laurens, OH Revolutionary War Reenactment Weekend
  • Fort Henry Days (WV)
  • Fort Boonesborough Winter Trade Days (KY)
  • Wormsloe Colonial Faire and Muster (GA)

For more information and photos, please visit my web site and my Facebook or Amazon.com author pages.