Press release from Norbury Books and Café:
September 26, 2014, Weaverville, NC: After a year of disappointing setbacks while trying to establish her dream of opening a used bookstore in West Asheville, the story of Rosanna Mulcahy’s Norbury Books and Café finally has a happy ending, which, like all the best stories, is also a beginning: the Grand Opening of her Bookstore and Café in Weaverville, NC, on October 11th.
Mulcahy and and her husband, Travis Mulcahy, worked long and hard to open a used bookstore in West Asheville on Haywood Road, but after 9 months of waiting for promised repairs to be completed on the space, they could wait no longer, and sought a home for their bookstore elsewhere. Fortunately, they found one, right in the heart of downtown Weaverville, where the couple, their three daughters, and granddaughter all live (all the members of the family are pitching in on setting up and running the bookstore/café.)
On October 11th, from 2-6pm, the family will celebrate the grand opening of Norbury Books and Café with an open house reception featuring live music, refreshments, wine tastings and children’s arts and crafts.
Norbury Books and Café is a used bookstore that features over 10,000 titles, with extensive collections of Spanish-Language books, children’s books, and mystery books (Rosanna, a native of Panama, so loves mystery novels that she named her store after a line in a Sherlock Holmes story). The café will feature a wide variety of loose-leaf teas, French-press coffee to order, desserts fresh-baked daily, and handmade sandwiches and signature soups. The newly built patio will offer al fresco seating on Main Street, and table seating is available inside the café.
Rosanna and her family are eager to serve the Weaverville community as a peaceful place to relax, and a gathering place for book clubs, birthday parties, and friend and family get-togethers, to celebrate the love of good food and of good books.