Spelled Ink, a new and used bookstore in Orange, Va., has opened a second location, in downtown Culpeper, Va., Rappahannock News reported.
Store co-owners Heather Griffin and Cindy Pagan had a soft opening on Apil 28 followed by an opening celebration on Saturday, complete with local author visits, face painting, a food drive, and various giveaways.
The new store resides in a two-room space at 138 N. Main St. In addition to books, Pagan and Griffin carry a variety of locally made gift items, while their event plans include clubs and classes, with a manga club having already proven popular at the store's original location.
The owners told Rappahannock News that a Culpeper realtor approached Pagan about the space. Noting that Culpeper has been "blowing up" recently, they "jumped at it."
Spelled Ink began as an online and pop-up store before the owners found a permanent space in Orange. Earlier this year Griffin and Pagan organized the inaugural Orange Literary and Arts Convention, which was held in March.