Medina book store, Author’s Note, plans first year celebration on Saturday

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 20 September 2022 at 8:14 am

Photo by Ginny Kropf: Julie Berry, right, New York Times Best Selling Author and owner of Author’s Note book store in Medina, and her buyer and cousin Erica Caldwell are planning for the store’s one-year anniversary on Saturday.

MEDINA – Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary of Author’s Note book store, and owner Julie Berry, a New York Times Best Selling Author, is planning a big celebration.

Julie and her husband Phil were living in Los Angeles when she learned the book store in her home town was for sale. She couldn’t take a chance there would not be a book store here, so she and Phil made the decision to move back to Medina and purchase the store.

A year later, she can’t believe a year has gone by and how successful their venture has been.

“Come and celebrate our birthday with us,” Julie said. “We couldn’t have done it without you,” she said of the public’s support of her store. “We’ve felt so much love from the community. No business can exist without that love. We are really celebrating the Author’s Note family and all the community who supports us. We are so grateful.”

She also couldn’t have done it without her buyer and cousin Erica Caldwell.

Julie is especially thankful that local schools and libraries are buying some books from her.

Author’s Note will celebrate on Saturday, with music in the store, popcorn and small gifts for children. Julie anticipates completion of new book shelves and is hoping to unveil new lines of merchandise.

The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from additionally from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Author’s Note is located at 519 Main St.