Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Spotlight is BookishKind, our team leader!


For our first official Friday Spotlight I thought it would be great to get to know our captain, Andrea, from BookishKind, who is happy to be called Bookish.  I gave her a few questions to answer and this is what she had to say.


Infused Designs- How long have you been crafting?


Bookish- I am actually not a crafter, but a lover of old books and other vintage stuff. I started off selling misc stuff, but soon became a full fledged vintage bookshop/boutique (one of my dreams).


ID - Who taught you?

Bookish- My oldest sister, Diane, shares her talents by supplying gorgeous handmade "boutique" items for the shop. You won't see anything else like her stuff on etsy - so pretty and unique!

ID - When did you open your Etsy store?


Bookish - My etsy shop opened up in February of 2010, and I've enjoyed every minute!

ID -Do you have other venues you sell at, like craft shows or other online stores?

Bookish -I don't sell at any other venue really, except "Paperback Swap," but I love to trade and have a whole heap of books lying around that are not vintage. I think I'm addicted to them.

ID -What is one of your favorite items in your store?


Bookish - This book, www.etsy.com/listing/75950174/lucy-maud-montgomery-avonlea-chronicles for sentimental reasons, is one of my favorites in the shop. I love the Anne of Green Gables books.


ID -Do you feel like you have found a niche for the items you sell?
Bookish -I do believe I have found a niche on etsy. I think having a passion for great literature and having that be the focus of my shop, helps others who love similar books find me and remember me. There are a lot of book sellers on etsy, but I think our little bookshop has a great variety of classic literature that makes us unique.


ID -What advice can you give your fellow team members?


Bookish -Advice for fellow team members - participate in the team, it's such a fun and amazing way to get to know others, promote your own shop, and to help each other. If we support each other, it works so everyone has their place.


Let’s all thank Bookish for all that she does for the team by showing her store some love.  Stop by, favorite a few items, send her a convo, and enjoy life on the Mountain Standard Timers Team!

5 comments:

  1. This is a neat idea. Thank you for starting it. I love reading how other shops are doing and why they have the things they do in their shops. It makes it feel more like a community. Bookish, your shop is great and I love the old books, it is what I grew up with... Nothing like reading a good book!

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