April 2021

Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

Did you know that there is not a independent bookstore in Snellville? One Saturday, I escaped the kids and was headed to Barnes and Noble. I saw so many books that I wanted, but as I was browsing the shelves, I just couldn’t bring myself to pay Barnes and Nobles prices. I walked out empty handed, sat in the car and googled “Independent Bookstores Snellville”. Plenty of bookstores came up, none in Snellville. I would have to drive to Lawrenceville or Lilburn if I wanted to find an Indie bookstore, so I did. Those cities aren’t that far, just the next towns over. I started thinking out loud. What about all the people who don’t want to drive to the next town? What about the people who don’t even want to fight the bumper to bumper traffic on Scenic Hwy? What if there was a bookstore that could come to those people? Literally like a light bulb the idea unfolded. I arrived home and just toppled out. “Did you know there isn’t a Indie Bookstore in Snellville?” My Husband already saw where this was leading. He’s used to my impulses, whims and might I add, brilliant ideas. “I’m opening a Bookstore”. This is how Wanderlust came to be. Not all those who wander are lost, some of us like to wander.