But also, when you “dog-ear” a page, “you’re pressing pause,” she added. And Carter hopes her customers will be able to do the same at her bookshop.

“They can just kind of come in and exhale and enjoy their time here,” Carter said.

One customer, and her three young kids, expressed excitement upon entering the store. The mother, Kyle King, referred to Carter’s grand opening held Aug. 24.

“You opened Tuesday, so I said to the kids, ‘Let’s go,’” King told Carter.

King, a school librarian, told the Danville Register & Bee, “I’m excited to see books here in the city for kids and adults. I do like to support local businesses.”

Register and Bee – John Crane