Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Margie Teeter

I received a baby shower invitation, for Assistant Store Director Jessica Miller, with a note inside that read "A small request and we hope it's not hard, please bring a book instead of a card. It doesn't matter if it's well loved or brand new either way your book will remind baby of you. Write a sweet message on the inside cover and your words will be cherished over and over." What. A. Fabulous idea! And I know just where to buy it. Margie's Book Nook!

Margie's celebrates 36 years this month but Margie Teeter has been serving our community longer than that. Margie and husband Larry moved here for his job with BLM in 1978. Margie went to work for the Lassen Advocate, then was City Editor for the Lassen County Times. When the opportunity to buy a local bookstore came along she took it, also serving on our School Board and helping found Historic Uptown Susanville. Son David went away to college, worked in bookstores along the way and 25 years ago came back home to help run the shop. Just like his mom, David now runs the store and serves in so many ways but Margie can be still be found at the counter on Saturdays and Sundays.


We are so lucky to have an actual brick and mortar bookstore, walking through the doors you can smell the books. That’s the scent I remember from my Mom's house, an avid reader, I have fond memories of her reading bedtime stories to me, working our way through Charlottes Web a chapter a night. Later in life reading to my daughter as I tucked her in each night was pure joy. Some books I would read over and over just to hear her repeat some of the lines in that sweet voice. This is an experience not to be missed.

Why not curl up with a good book? When you're finished with it you can trade it in for another at Margie's!

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