I had always driven by The Village Bookstore and Gallery in Ausable Forks and wondered about it...I suspect that from many of you as well. Anyways, Drew and I finally stopped and I can report that it is definitely worth the visit!
We first went to the Bookstore's door, but it was locked so we tried the Gallery. It was open and it turns out that the couple working in the Gallery, Bill and Karla own both fine establishments. Bill is very friendly and likes to chat so he gave me the scoop for my readers. The gallery has about 35 local artists and artisans displaying their work for you to view and/or buy.
They had everything from artwork, pottery, hand knit scarves, and even Drew's book! We were pleasantly surprised by that find (notice blue book with red figure in foreground).
After I bought a couple small prints, Bill brought us over to the bookstore to look around.
The bookstore is a great comfortable space for browsing and reading the books they have for sale. They carry gently read books and also some antique books as well.
So, next time you're passing through Ausable Forks, make sure to stop by the Village Bookstore and Gallery for a look around. Oh, and they even sell hot beverages. They are open Monday - Saturday from 11 am - 6 pm.