We are so very blessed to live in such a great city – Round Rock is unique in that it’s big enough to have everything that we need, but still has that small town feel. Many of you know, I started Round the Rock because I wanted everyone to know and take advantage of all the fun things there are to do here in the Rock. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to reflect on 30 things that make me Thankful to live in Round Rock.
30 Reasons why I’m Thankful to live in Round Rock
Day #25: The Book Spot
My family and I love to read, so we tend to spend a lot of time in book stores and libraries. When I found out that Round Rock had their ownlocal book store – we couldn’t wait to spend time there.
The Book Spot is located over off of 620, near the Round Rock High School and is a cozy shop with 2 friendly dogs that greet you! They feature both new and used books and have a fantastic children and young adult section. My daughter always comes away with 2-3 new books each time we go in.
The Book Spot recognizes the importance of encouraging young readers and frequently hosts young adult author meet & greets at the store. They were alos a BIG part of last year’s Young Adult Fest here in Round Rock, which brought a TON of YA authors in for a weekend convention.
Yes, they bring in authors for adults too. In fact, I have read a handful of new books this year, that I never would have picked up had I net met with the author at The Book Spot. Most recently, I met Susan Witting Albert who has written a ton of books (China Bayles series) but I was most interested in her book on the relationship between Laura Ingalls Wider and her daughter Rose. I really admire authors and love speaking with them, so I think it’s pretty neat that The Book Spot offers me the opportunity to do that.
I love that the owners are so accessible too – they remember you and what books you are interested in and will hold a special book for you if you ask. I love that they are doing so much in the community to encourage reading in our young adults and children. And of course, I love supporting local businesses. Yet, another reason I am Thankful to Live in Round Rock!
Just a small disclosure here – I am not receiving any financial compensation to tell you what I am thankful for in Round Rock. I am simply telling you about places, objects, & opportunities that have blessed me & my family.
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