Brick & Mortar Books - Redmond Town CenterOn the weekend of June 23rd and 24th, the store will host its official grand opening weekend. He sounded tired but happy, and eager to learn more about his newly chosen career. What follows is a lightly edited transcript of our conversation. Thank you so much for agreeing to talk. I'll try not to keep you on too long. I know you've had a bunch of long days.
O.M. Wills, Book Signing at, 'Brick & Mortar Books'.
Brick & Mortar Books Opens in Washington
After a major bookseller left Redmond, Dan and Tina Ullom missed having a bookstore in our community. The shop is a place you can wander while finding old favorites and new releases. The selection includes both local and national bestselling authors, and the friendly staff enjoys making recommendations. Horizon is Seattle's longest-running independent used bookstore. It opened in , and invites readers to venture down the ramp to discover exciting treasures.
From hip shimmies to space tripping and all the words in between.
Dan Ullom taught third and fourth grade in the area for about 15 years prior to opening the bookstore. For 20 years, the Ulloms have lived in the city of Redmond, a large technology hub located 20 minutes from Seattle that is home to headquarters for Microsoft and Nintendo. People there were disappointed when Borders left the city, said Ullom, and have greatly missed having a bookstore that sells new books in their community. The New York Times bestselling author and her husband, who were also inspired by the Jeff Kinney article to make plans to open an indie bookstore, had purchased the brickandmortarbooks. Currently the store employs seven part-time staff members, including an author and two booksellers who have previously managed bookstores.