It was a dream for Kimberly Ferguson to open a bookstore, and she is set to make that dream come true this Saturday with the opening of “Pages Turned” in Lone Oak.
The New Used Bookstore, located at 3155 Lone Oak Road, has thousands of used books, as well as DVDs and CDs, for shoppers to choose from, as they browse the shelves for something. If you want an Associated Press style book or a horror novel, Pages Turned has that and more.
There are also chairs for customers, as well as free coffee available, as Ferguson noted that “a book and a coffee – for me go hand in hand.”
“I’ve always loved books – always loved books,” she told The Sun. “I actually was going through the books that people gave away and I found a ‘Dick and Jane’ and it got me back to kindergarten, and I remember reading it. I was still hiding in the school library. If they couldn’t find me, I was in there.
Reading may be different for different people, but Ferguson said it could depend on the day for her.
“Sometimes I really just like to learn,” she added. “Other days I like to read a book to get away from it all – to just go to another world, where it’s not mine, and get to know the characters. “
Ferguson lives in Lone Oak. His family moved from the Detroit, Michigan area about 15 years ago. She’s been talking about a business for some time and has finally decided to do it, Ferguson said.
To prepare, she started collecting books in March, and many of them were donated by family, friends and others. She also bought inventory from the owner of Paducah Books, which closed last year. She began renting the Lone Oak location for Pages Turned earlier this summer.
“If they’re looking for something specific, they can take a look,” Ferguson said. “We have it all inventoried, so I might try to take a look to see if we have a certain book. “
The store offers a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction material, including mystery and suspense, graphic novels, sports, horror, romance, reference books, books about animals, people and places, Christian books, books self-help, cookbooks, gardening, and children’s books, among others.
Ferguson noted that she is not buying books at the moment, but is accepting donations. The store also offers an exchange program, where customers will be limited to exchanging up to £ 20 per visit for store credit.
The store opening is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. He will randomly draw seven gift bags, and people don’t have to be present to win.
Pages Tourées will be open from Tuesday to Saturday and closed on Sunday and Monday. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Customers can contact the store at 270-816-1771, or through its Facebook page, @pagesturnedusedbooks.