Thursday, December 27, 2012
The Webster Groves bookstore is closing its doors after four years of business.
Pudd'nhead Books is planning to close up shop Dec. 31, according to an STL Today report. The bookstore, which opened four years ago in Webster Groves, just got behind on bills and spent too much money for author visits, store owner Nikki Furrer told STL Today. Furrer added she thought the store could stay in business with the help of a partner or investor, at the minimal cost of $50,000. STL Today included Furrer, who is licensed as a lawyer in New York, would begin looking for another job. Patch has covered several events involving Pudd'nhead. Here's a look at a few of them: What do you think? Have you been to Pudd'nhead before? Will you visit the location before it closes? Tell us in the Comments.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Yarns created for Kakao Chocolates, Pudd’nhead Booksellers and other local businesses have become some of Dyeabolical's most popular colors.
Kakao Chocolates, Pudd’nhead Booksellers and other local businesses are the inspiration for the newest colors at hand-dyed yarn shop Dyeabolical, and it all started—as the best things do—with chocolate. Rachel Kluesner, a Shrewsbury resident, who describes herself as an “indie dyer” of yarns, was selling her wares at the Missouri History Museum a few years ago when Brian Pelletier, owner of Kakao Chocolate, asked to buy a one-of-a-kind color that matched his company’s logo. Pelletier’s mother knit the yarn into what he calls his “chocolate scarf,” which he now wears “all the time,” Kluesner said. Later, Traveling Tea owner Katerie Meyer asked Kluesner for two unique yarn colors, one to match her own shop’s logo and another as a gift for …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Pudd'nhead Books in Webster Groves and The Book House in Rock Hill are celebrating success this year.
Some local bookstores are reporting an increase in sales with last month's demise of Border's, according to an article in the St. Louis Business Journal. Pudd'nhead Books Nikki Furrer, owner of Pudd’nHead Books in Webster Groves, told the Business Journal that both sales and the number of author events are up since Borders went bankrupt and liquidated. In fact, Pudd'nhead could see as much as a 25 percent increase in revenue growth compared to last year, she said in the article. She even had to turn down events last month. However, Pudd’nhead's success isn't alone based on Borders shutting its doors. In August, Pudd'nhead moved to a larger location and Furrer told Patch sales at the store have increased by 25 percent since the store opened…
Monday, September 19, 2011
Mystery and suspense writer Harlan Coben's last four novels hit No. 1 on the "New York Times" bestseller list.
Bestselling author Harlan Coben paid a visit to students at Webster Groves High School last week. Coben, whose last four novels have made No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list, is an adult mystery and suspense author. He penned his latest book, Shelter, for a young adult audience. The new book's main character, Mickey Bolitar, was first introduced to readers in Coben's last adult novel Live Wire. He spoke to students at the high school about his new endeavor and the creative process. Coben's visit was sponsored by Pudd’nhead Books.
Friday, August 26, 2011
The bookstore will use a chain of volunteers Saturday to pass books from its current location at 37 Old Orchard Ave. to its new store across the street.
Pudd'nhead Books will use a human chain of volunteers Saturday to move its books across the street to its new, larger location at 8157 Big Bend Ave. The event will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. The chain will stretch from the store's current location at 37 S. Old Orchard Ave. to the new space, which is between Racanelli's Pizza and Krueger Pottery in Old Orchard. "We're growing, and we need the extra space," said Jen Casady, the store's manager. "We're also hoping to have more in-store events. We have about 10 author events scheduled for September." Casady said the store will be closed today through Sunday. "We're hoping to open in the new location on Monday, but it will depend on the computers," she said. To volunteer for the event, just…