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Mount Airy: Sheila Avelin Making Community Connections at Big Blue Marble Bookstore

Mount Airy: Sheila Avelin Making Community Connections at Big Blue Marble Bookstore

Sheila Avelin, owner and manager of Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mount Airy, strives to maintain a cozy and accessible literary space within the fast-paced technological world. Located at 551 Carpenter Lane, Big Blue Marble is nestled in a central part of town, neighboring the Weavers Way Co-op and Moving Arts of Mt. Airy. Avelin, a former English teacher at […]

 By Thomas Cochet and Michelle Zei

Mount Airy: Big Blue Marble Bookstore’s Reading Club Binds Community

Mount Airy: Big Blue Marble Bookstore’s Reading Club Binds Community

The Big Blue Marble Bookstore, located at 551 Carpenter Lane in West Mount Airy, is the place where a group of women meet monthly to discuss books about women. The Women of the World Book Club, created in 2004, meets once monthly to discuss international and multicultural books written by women. This book club attracts […]

 By Kris Kitts and Becky Kerner

Mount Airy: Published Writer Contributing to Growing Literary Community

Mount Airy: Published Writer Contributing to Growing Literary Community

Minter Krotzer decided she wanted to teach others how to do what she did: write. So just months after her move to Mount Airy in 2007, Krotzer, the Big Blue Marble Bookstore’s writer-in-residence, began teaching. “I always wanted to teach,” Krotzer said. “I finally had the opportunity to do it.” In fall 2007, Krotzer began […]