As a lifelong lover of books, I have spent years dreaming of one day owning a bookstore. However, in this modern, online shopping age we live in, bookstores aren't exactly a very easy thing to jump into! I knew how much the world needed books to connect and learn and grow, but making it happen seemed impossible.
In the beginning of 2020 I began researching what it would look like to open a family owned bookstore. My dream was to create a place where families would not only read books, but they would get to EXPERIENCE them coming alive together!
Enter March, 2020.
With the world suddenly forced to stay home, and small business all across the country having to shut their doors, families everywhere found themselves scrambling for resources to connect and learn at home. More than ever before, families needed to come together to fight the darkness with joy and light and love. My heart ached for the heaviness that people were experiencing, and I longed to find a way to help bring some light and stability to people who were going through such a tumultuous time.
That's when the idea to create a monthly subscription book club box for families to participate in together came to me! I wanted to create something that would help bring courage to those struggling with fear, and help make it possible to change the 2020 narrative of fear, to one of courage and beauty in the midst of hard times. With so much sudden change, I believed that families, more than ever, needed something consistent, reliable, and easy to help build their relationships and create warm memories together at home.
So, after lots of hard work and sleepless nights, my family and I launched The Land of Storybooks Family Book Club Box in August of 2020!
It has been an incredible adventure, and one that I look forward to continuing for many years to come!