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St Simons Island, GA
The store is the culmination of a nearly fifty-year career in retail for Darryl Peck. He has always envisioned creating an independent bookstore like the ones he loved in his native Upper West Side of Manhattan. Darryl is now living the bookshop-keeper dream and working alongside his wife of thirty years.
Righton Books bears the name of Anne Peck’s father, a voracious reader who also loved to ride the Emmeline and Hessie ferry boats to St. Simons as a child. Anne’s mother, Jean Lyndon, worked as a children’s librarian and genealogist in Macon, so it’s no surprise that Anne’s parents called her “Nose in a Book.”
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“Such a good read. I relate to Corky in a unique way in that I live and work as a caretaker on Culebra, the sister island of Vieques. Corky found the words to describe the mix of peace, beauty, frustration and challenges that come with this life. I recommend this comfortable read for its fun, positive, and insightful message.”Sarah • NetGalley
“I absolutely love this audiobook. It was very enjoyable book about trusting yourself, self- discovery. Heart breaking and wonderful. Inspirational. I highly recommend this book.”Hazel • NetGalley
“Both heart warming and heart wrenching as Corky takes us along her journey of dreaming of La Finca to acquiring it, to what time proves this journey to be equally hard as it is satisfying. As a Puerto Rico native, hearing how she fell in love with PR had me smiling from ear to ear. I loved how she pointed out through out the differences between Vieques and the main island of Puerto Rico, and even mores with the USA. Slight touch on the political and social issues. Oh how I would love to go to...”Nicole • NetGalley
“"I'm not crying, you're crying" is definitely the perfect match for this (audio)book narrated by the author herself (a detail that makes everything even more touching, besides she has a sweet calming voice that I found beguiling - at some point she even sings!). La Finca is basically an emotional account of Corky Parker's life through a common thread for every event in her adult life: the finca, this cottage on a lush island of the Caribbean, which is both a backdrop for everything that...”Roberta G. • NetGalley
“Absolutely loved this memoir (and I’m not usually one to gravitate towards a memoir)! The story, the way it’s told and the way it leaves you feeling are all as magical as each other. Coming from a family hospitality background I related so much to Corky’s story and couldn’t wait to continue and finish each chapter. A must-read for anyone that’s ever imagined running an accommodation business, changing career paths, moving to another country or, like me, loves hearing other people’s life...”Madeleine • NetGalley
“This is exactly the type of memoir I love! Someone who has a passion to make/create something and then takes you on the adventure through the process. Corky’s story really appealed to me due to locations and her hopes of what she was wanting to create. In her memoir she shares about buying a group of cabins on a small island in the Caribbean which she turns into an Inn and runs from her home in WA state. With frequent trips down… a slew of managers, and a well known guest. You are...”Lyon.Brit.andthebookshelf • NetGalley
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The Harmful Impact of Audible Exclusives
By Mark Pearson • September 7th, 2023
You may have noticed there are certain audiobooks that are not available on Libro.fm. They are called Audible Exclusives, and they hurt bookstores, they hurt libraries, and they limit community access to audiobooks.Read the article