Hello everyone! This is a very special post for me to write and publish as I have been working very hard to put this together! I would like to take a minute and talk about what the shop is, what is offered and where it will lead to.
Right now The Cosy Book Shoppe looks like this (in my home):
First and foremost The Cosy Book Shoppe is a “mindset” and “atmosphere”, though I can’t sell that. One day when our life is a little bit more settled I will have a brick store where anyone can come in, buy a cup of hot tea (or coffee, hot chocolate), potential have a little cookie or pastry treat, sit down in an oversized, overstuffed chair with a book and have an enjoyable afternoon. Everything that I am currently curating for The Cosy Book Shoppe is with that mindset and atmosphere in mind.
At this time, I have an online store which can be found HERE and I offer 6 custom Loose Tea blends, a Blind Date Book Recommendation box, and every once in a while gently used books.
Out of the 6 custom blends, there is one decaffeinated blend and one breakfast (high in caffeine) blend. The other 4 are fruit flavored black tea blends. ALL are fantastic. I may be biased to say that statement, but it is one that I firmly believe and stand by. Our signature blend combines Pomegranate and raspberry flavors into a fruity medley that can’t be beat. The Treat Yourself blend is a close second with the pomegranate and bergamot flavorings. I drink at least 3 of the blends just about every day and believe that they perfectly fit into The Cosy Book Shoppe. All of the blends come in two options, a 2oz bag or a 4oz tin.
The Blind Date Book Recommendation box is exactly what it sounds like, you choose a genre and I curate a box catered toward your genre and the book I have picked. You do have the option to answer a couple questions including a favorite book you have just read, but you certainly don’t have to. The box will include a book from the genre you selected as well as a couple other “bookish” items, such as book plates, bookmarks, trinkets, etc. There are two options for this box Standard or Deluxe. The Deluxe option will include a 2 oz bag of tea along with the Book and bookish items.
There will also be gently used books for sale from time to time. These will typically be posted on the blog to let you know which ones are up for sale (also included in the shop) and links to summaries about each book.
I have a couple other exciting things that will be coming soon to the shop, but that I am not announcing just yet (teaser for you!), but everything that I am bringing in just further go toward the “mindset” and “atmosphere” for The Cosy Book Shoppe. I hope that everything offered and that you see and/or buy will help you set up your own little Cosy Book Shoppe space as I cannot offer that in the form of a brick and mortar place just yet.
Happy shopping, reading, and tea drinking! I hope you enjoy!