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2013-04-18 / General Stories

Lexington – It’s Not Just for Barbecue Anymore

Local bookstore serves up more than a smokin’ good book

40 Acre Wood, a small family owned and operated, part-time book shop located on the Square in Lexington, offers several programs in an effort to build the community. Owner Heidi Frazier shares her philosophy in a favorite quote of Carol Chittenden, “It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a bookstore to make a village.”

“Of course we at 40 Acre Wood love to see good books find great homes, but we offer so much more,” says Frazier. 40 Acre Wood strives to develop programs that not only serve Lexington residents and visitors to the city, but also to work with customers to make a change where we live and work. These programs and services include the following:

Pass-the-Book: A portion of sales from books given to 40 Acre Wood by customers is shared with nonprofits. Those who donate may designate the 501C(3) charity recipient of their choice. Recipients have included: PanCan, Blue Paws Rescue, Getting Them Sober, Rainbows and Roses, American Life League, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Book Share: Individuals and nonprofits in need of reading materials ( e. g. homebound seniors, ESL students) are provided free books upon request.

Lending Library: Customers who love to read, but don’t feel a need to own more books, can use the store as a library for a nominal annual fee.

Summer Reading Club: Young readers keep track of the books they read in exchange for free books, prizes and an end of summer celebration.

Young Reader Encouragement: Children always receive a free book just for walking through the door.

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