If you’re a regular reader, you’ve long known that my Plan B if bookselling is unsuccessful is to adopt an abandoned farm. This summer I even got to stay on a farm when I visited the Laura Ingalls Wilder Homestead in pastoral DeSmet, South Dakota — and I loved it!
Today I saw a brief video from YouTube about a farm/bookstore in Wisconsin. The bookstore has over 1,000,000 books, has no signs, no advertising, and — shock — no website or other online presence. The books are housed in 12 structures on the farm’s property.
I watched the clip and felt that, crazy as such a bookstore might seem, perhaps, taking into account my love of books and farms, this is the place I should be.
Watch the clip for yourself and see what you think.