Mary Patterson has opened the Little Bookshop in the Sycamore Square Shopping Village in Midlothian, Va., according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
The 1,500-square-foot store offers books for all ages (about a quarter are for children) as well as greeting cards, Aurora stuffed animals, Clairefontaine journals and Socksmith socks. The store has children's storytimes, author events and is open Thursday evening, when it will celebrate a book or theme.
The newspaper wrote that Patterson, who was a paralegal for many years and a stay-at-home mom, had long dreamed of owning a bookstore.
The Little Bookshop is located at 1318 Sycamore Square, Midlothian, Va. 23113; 804-464-1244.