A booklovers’ hidden gem

Lyn Watson has created a haven for book lovers in Emerald. Pictures: STEWART CHAMBERS. 369226_06

In a world dominated by digital screens and fleeting attention spans, there’s a cosy corner in Emerald, where the printed word still reigns supreme. Grace and Louie Booksellers, a charming new bookstore, has been welcoming bibliophiles since the last week of September this year. Owner Lyn Watson’s vision for this establishment is as clear as it is heartwarming: to impart a love of books, particularly to children, and to create a haven for the community that shares this cherished love.

What sets Grace and Louie Booksellers apart is not just the books they offer, which range from new fiction to nonfiction, catering to readers of all ages, it’s the personal, genuine customer service they provide. Here, the stock is carefully curated based on quality content and design rather than being dictated by academic market research or demographic profiling. It’s a place where you’re likely to discover not only the latest bestseller but some hidden gems as well.

The true measure of Grace and Louie Booksellers’ success is the sheer joy it has brought to the community. It’s not every day that a new business witnesses such a heartwarming reception. Many customers have expressed their gratitude for the store’s presence, and the excitement in children’s voices when they discover the dedicated children’s section is nothing short of magical. Moreover, Grace and Louie Booksellers caters to people of all ages, ensuring everyone can find a book that suits their needs.

What’s even more exciting is the roadmap ahead for this bookstore. In 2024, they plan to launch a book club, children’s reading sessions and a loyalty club. And if you ever need the convenience of an online purchase, Grace and Louie Booksellers will soon have their website up and running. Keep an eye on their Facebook and Instagram pages for news and announcements.

For those seeking a particular title that may not be in stock, fret not. Grace and Louie Booksellers can order books “in print” from major Australian publishers upon request. It’s all part of their commitment to serving the unique literary needs of their customers.

To pay a visit to this book lover’s paradise, you can find Grace and Louie Booksellers at Shop 8, 5-7 Kilvington Drive, Emerald (Corner Heroes Avenue). You can also reach out to them at admin@graceandlouiebooksellers.au or give them a call on 5929 8315. Their doors are open from Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm, on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm, and on Sundays from 10am to 3pm.

Grace and Louie Booksellers is not just a bookstore; it’s a warm, inviting space where the love of books and reading is celebrated, and where the community comes together. Whether you’re in search of a literary gem, a unique gift, or a warm smile from a dedicated bookseller, this is the place to be. Don’t miss the chance to experience the magic that Lyn Watson and her team have created in Emerald.