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Dear Loyal Friends of DOWNTOWN BOOKS AND NEWS, Malaprop’s sister store,

We thank you for the generous support you’ve shown via online and phone orders since we closed our sales floor last week. It’s been very hard on all of us, and we miss your faces!

The Buncombe County Stay Home/Stay Safe directive is meant to keep us all safe. At Downtown Books & News, we are dedicated to everyone’s health and safety. With that in mind, we have a lot to offer our customers. We are open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Curbside service is still available, and we are also taking phone orders. Book buying is suspended until further notice.

Newspapers such as Asheville Citizen-Times, Charlotte Observer, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Barron’s continue to arrive each day, as do magazines.

We also offer thematic book bundles and gift certificates.

Call us at 828-253-8654 or email us at dbnbooks@skyrunner.net if you have an order or a question. We will have a skeletal crew practicing CDC guidelines and doing their best to get our stock to you.

Check out our online biblio shop, which you can access at: https://www.biblio.com/bookseller_info.php?d=45

Because of patrons like you, we know we will be able to weather this and come out the other side with elbow bumps all around.

Visit us on Instagram and Facebook for ongoing fun!

Please visit our website www.dbnbooks.com to get the latest information on our hours and available services.

Stay home, stay safe, and stay well-read,

Julian and the DBN Team

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SheVille Team

We are a one-of-a-kind magazine that provides local, regional, national and international information about women’s lives and education, performing and visual arts and writing, the environment, green living and sustainability and regional Western North Carolina business, people and events. “Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers. Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society. Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears. Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi Our Mission SheVille.org provides readers with information important to women’s lives and well-being. We focus primarily on the areas of education & health, business & finance, the arts & the environment. We are particularly interested in local & regional resources, organizations & events.

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