By Ben Rickmond
The WES Buzz is starting to feature some locally-owned, businesses in downtown Wayne. Our first article will be our local bookstore Main Point Books. We are lucky to have a local book store. You can find this book-filled place at 116 N. Wayne Ave a few doors down from Christopher’s. I was lucky enough to ask some questions to the owner, Cathy Fiebach.
Q: How long has this business been going?
A: Main Point Books has been in business for 6 years. We were in Bryn Mawr for three years and moved to Wayne three years ago.
Q: What is your favorite book?
A: I have a lot of trouble picking my favorite book because, I always hope that the next book I read is going to be the best book yet. That said, books that I have great memories of include From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler by E. L Konigsburg, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle, Beloved by Toni Morrison and Circe by Madeline Miller.
Q: What do you like most about running a store?
A: I love owning a bookstore. One of the best things is when I help someone pick a book and they come back to tell me how much that they loved it.
Q: When is the most busy day/time in your store?
A: The busiest time of day varies by the time of year but we are particularly busy on Saturday nights.
Q: Do you get more kids or adults? Why?
A: We probably get more adults but since we moved to Wayne the number of kids and families has increased dramatically. I am planning on re-doing my basement which will double my space to make a much larger children’s section.
Q: What books are the best selling?
A: At the moment some of our bestselling books include, The Dutch House by Anne Patchett, The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, Circe by Madeline Miller, The Dogman Series by Dave Pilkey, Guts by Raina Telgeimeir, Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell and The Mother Bruce Series by Bryan T. Higgins.
Make sure to check out www.mainpointbooks.com for book findings and more! Thank you for reading!