Used bookstore kicks off open houses with holiday party

Kicking off the weekly open house series, Walk A Crooked Mile Books will host its 3rd annual holiday party this Friday at 5 p.m.

The event will be held at the store at the Mt. Airy Train Station at 7423 Devon St, which boasts more than 80,000 books.

Greg Williams, owner of the used bookstore, said the celebration is a block party for the neighbors to come together. It is also a way to thank the community members that decorate the store by utilizing some of their own Christmas decorations. He said for the past three years, they have decorated the store every Sunday after Thanksgiving.

The party will be a family-friendly event with a small bonfire and snacks. Food will be provided by community members. A movie will also be projected on Williams’ white van.

Christmas music will be performed by Sharon Abbott, a singer and songwriter, who performed at the benefit concert entitled “Walk-A-Palooza.” 

Williams said he has high hopes for the event and is looking forward to getting together with the community.

“I love to have them buy some books, but I would also love for all of us to have a good time that night and get reacquainted with our neighbors because it’s those kinds of events that become the glue for the neighborhood” Williams said.

The open houses will be held every Friday until Dec. 23. There will also be an open house every Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The party is open to the public.

For more information, visit Walk a Crooked Mile Books’ website

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