We never know what a new day will bring, and recently I had a big surprise when I started reading today’s emails. One of them reported: well done You are a winner! I opened it quickly expecting it to be a scam of some sort.
The sender was listed as Terri Schaefer, a name I did not recognize. The email read: “Your name was chosen for one of my books as well as for a mug in my recent drawing. Please send me your mailing address so that I can mail them to you. I felt it was legitimate as I entered many designs for books so that if I win,
I can take them to The Book Shelf, Tullahoma’s second-hand bookstore. The Bookstore is the fundraising arm of the Literacy Council, a non-profit organization whose purpose and purpose is to promote and support adult basic education in Coffee County. This allows individuals to earn their high school equivalency diploma.
So I responded as requested, but after thanking the author I told him his book would be placed in The Book Shelf, what it was, what we did and how much we would like to place his book with our wide selection of many genres. of books. Also, I invited her to visit our Facebook page to find out more.
To my surprise, she told me that she liked what we were doing to promote literacy, and therefore, since she was about to move to a smaller house after her husband passed away, she would like us to send her collection of books that she wouldn’t have room for when she moved. How exciting! We corresponded again and she said she was sending us a box full of books. And yesterday the first box arrived full of 88 books, all paperbacks looking like new! With four exceptions, it was a hardback Agatha Christie, a Zane Gray, a signed 1899 Mark Twain and a classic “Last of the Mohicans”. This author writes mysteries, romance, and the paranormal all of which are big sellers in the bookstore. You can find out more about her at www.tlschaefer.com. Our clients will be delighted with these selections and the variety of authors. Thank you, Terri Schaefer for adding “spice to the lives of our readers”. It will be fun to see how delighted our customers will be when they discover these new selections! I feel like even though I was lucky enough to win a book and a cup, my real prize was winning a new friend who values literacy as much as I do!