"As a lifelong Bloomingtonian, the news that Morgensterns is returning makes me really happy. Now let's go out and support our hometown bookstore!"
Opening this June 849 Automall Rd, Bloomington (Pier 1 site) Online store open now!
Happy Easter, and Passover and Spring! Mitch here, filling in for Rick again while the hard-working Morgensterns founder takes a deserved vacation — probably the last opportunity he'll have for a long while.
Before we plunge into this week's issue, a few notes:
• We're still anticipating a June opening, specific date TBA
• We've temporarily stopped accepting job applications, after an overwhelming response to the first posting. Stay tuned for updates.
• There's an updated logo in the masthead! Thanks to Allison Horner, who you'll meet below.
• This being Easter Sunday, I can't get the phrase "The Resurrection of Morgensterns" out of my head....
Book Recs: All Things Hoosier
Now that spring is here, it's time to get outdoors and explore Indiana! Rick has put together an excellent "All Things Hoosier" list of dozens of guides to the state. Have a look:
Hi, my name is Allison. I'm an artist, illustrator, and educator based in the Midwest. I create artwork to tell stories, bridge cultures, and create memories. I work on a wide range of projects: from public art and branding for startups to picture books for children. I also teach drawing and design at Ivy Tech Columbus.
We'll be sourcing our tea from BloomingTea, the wonderfully cozy café on the West Side of Bloomington serving more than 100 varieties of superb teas.
Owner Chris Fredrickson has known Rick or nearly 30 years. We'll save the story of how these two venerable Bloomington entrepreneurs met for the next newsletter (hint: it involves trespassing and "abusing free coffee"). But for now:
"I've talked with Rick many times over the years about his dream to bring the bookstore back. I'm so thrilled to see him put this together. It's going to be such an asset to the community." — Chris
A reminder: Bloomingtea hosts a Morgenstern Pop-up shop, where you'll find a small but superb collection of inexpensive used books, curated by RIck himself.