Local store unveils mural capturing favorite books through the years
SALISBURY — The South Main Street Book Company may have been in the news of late for things not directly related to books, but on Friday night, the shop formally introduced a new mural that circles the store walls that captures books that have been popular favorites through time. Artist Irisol Gonzalez, who lives and…Read More
Online trolls are trying to ruin my business. I won’t back down.
Every few years my independent bookstore in Salisbury ends up on a boycott list by a racist Facebook group. In 2020, I agreed that Salisbury’s city council should remove a Confederate monument from our town square. The “Confederate Wire” then added us to a list of small businesses to boycott. Instead, we were inundated with…Read More
Celebrating One Year with South Main Books
From Downtown Salisbury Inc: Did you know that Downtown Salisbury’s local bookstore has donated over $13,000 worth of books to Little Libraries Rowan just in this past year?! This generosity is just one of the many reasons we love South Main Book Co and its owner Alissa Redmond. Help us in celebrating their almost 1-year…Read More
Salisbury Business Donates Thousands of Anti-Racist Titles
SALISBURY, N.C. — Stocking the free little libraries in Rowan County is not a new concept for a Salisbury business owner. Alissa Reymond is the owner of South Main Book Company. She began filling the free little libraries in May. “It’s kind of a COVID friendly activity right, because you can put books in libraries…Read More
South Main Book Company is stocking Little Free Libraries with antiracist titles
SALISBURY — Alissa Redmond began stocking the Free Little Libraries at county schools with books in May as a way to give back to the community who continued to support her store, South Main Book Company, while many retailers had to close their doors due to COVID-19. Now, she’s continuing that project with a slight…Read More
Confederate monument enthusiasts targeted my store—and it comically backfired.
I purchased an independent bookstore in Salisbury, North Carolina just six months ago, after taking leave from my career as a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State. After tours in Afghanistan, India, and other cities overseas, I was eager to give my four-year-old daughter stability and sidewalks for a while as she…Read More