The Bookshop Podcast

Mary Ellen Hartje, Old Town Books

July 25, 2022 Mandy Jackson-Beverly Season 1 Episode 156
The Bookshop Podcast
Mary Ellen Hartje, Old Town Books
Show Notes

In this episode, I chat with Mary Ellen Hartje, the owner of Old Town Books, about reinventing retirement, the San Angelo community, the ASU Writers Conference, and books!

Old Town Books came about, as most independent bookstores do, as a labor of love—love of books, love of bookstores, and love for the “book community.” This labor of love also includes a love for the broader community since we believe that no town should be without the joys that a bookstore brings. 

In addition to offering books for all ages in a wide range of interest areas, Old Town Books strives to be a community center, a gathering place where people can share their common ideas, concerns, interests, passions, and dreams. 

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