When school got out for the summer, my grandma would take my sister and I out to lunch and do various activities throughout our afternoon together. I loved to read (maybe that’s where my career stemmed from?), so one day, my grandma brought us to a bookstore in our community called Tattered Pages, which is a lovely bookstore selling used books in Glenmont, New York. She knew the owner, Patricia (Trish) Eldridge very well; introducing my sister and I. Little did I know that one meeting would turn into many wonderful years of visits to her lovely shop and a treasured friendship.

When you come into the parking lot, you notice a small strip mall with Romo’s Pizzeria and a laundromat (to name a few places). In the same venue, you’ll notice Tattered Pages.

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Taken outside Tattered Pages Used Books, March 30, 2019

When you enter through the doors of that wonderful shop, you’ll notice a vast collection of books from mystery to romance to sci-fi and fantasy; an array of over 19,000 titles spans the walls.

When I entered the store, nine times out of ten, I would find Seamus, Tattered Pages’ official greeter dog, on the counter with Trish. Sometimes he’d be sleeping, other times he’d be awake. When customers came in, he went to work as the greeter dog. He is super cute!

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Seamus 2013

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Seamus Winter 2020

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Seamus Winter 2020

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Trish and Seamus November 2019

These pictures are from Tattered Pages’s Facebook page from various times. In each, he is posing for the camera. I love it!

Tattered Pages has been a wonderful part of my life for as long as I can remember. I loved being able to grow up with this lovely shop in our town. Seeing Trish and Seamus was one of the many highlights of my outings with my grandma.

Trish has been very supportive of me and my entrepreneurial endeavors. When my memoir, My Disability Doesn’t Define Me, launched in early 2019, she graciously allowed me to have a book signing at the shop.

Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances, Trish has decided to close the shop permanently at the end of July. The shop, and Trish and Seamus, will most certainly be missed. Thank you for your years of memories and your thirteen years in business.

If you would like to stop in before they close in July, Trish will be posting the hours the shop will be open on her Facebook page.

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