I meant to do this post 2 weeks ago on “Small Business Saturday.” Can I blame my lapse on lack of batteries? I accidentally ran down my camera batteries and could not find my charger for awhile. So, when I finally downloaded my pictures, I found the photographs of one of my favorite places to go across the state!
Susan’s Books and Gifts is located on Aurora’s town square. My extended family is from that area, so through the years we have often found ourselves at this lovely and whimsical place. What the store has to offer is endless possibilities!
Occasionally I can run into a store for a quick moment and leave my kids in the care with my husband. That does not work with Susan’s – my kids love the store as much as I do. Her toy selection is immense. Not run-of-the-mill toys either – creative and interesting offerings that capture the imagination! If I had a million dollars … 🙂
Here are a few more of their displays. My daughter loves playing with the kitchen and dollhouse. My boys generally camp out at the train table. I wander around picking up a few things and trying hard not to spend as much as I really want to. I have never left Susan’s without at least a small purchase – her store just has so much to offer!
She has expanded beyond books and toys into candy – a large selection is available, including the world’s largest gummy bear! What do I love most about the store? I do like looking at the creative toys and browsing through books. She does have new selections, but the used books just seem to have more of a story. And the atmosphere is so friendly.
But, my favorite part is seeing Susan herself. If I stop by and she is not there, I leave a bit sad. Susan is such a kind and welcoming person. Even though I only make it to the store a few times a year, she makes a point of remembering me and greeting me with a big hug! If you click on the store link, you can see lots of pictures of Susan with visiting kids. (I did not want to post those here without permission from the parents!) She also writes a weekly newsletter complete with book reviews and Latin quotes. If you are a reader, you definitely want to sign up for these – great literary and life insights! I highly recommend visiting Susan’s Books and Gifts in Aurora, Nebraska!