Here is an old saying to begin a platitude…
“I can count the many ways…”
For this disclosure, I will strongly admit that I can count the many ways, “Robert Harper Books,” located at 6216 Rhode Island Ave Riverdale, Maryland 20737, made me feel welcome. The understanding I believed when I enter any store is the relationship between the customer and the business. I give my money for a product, I receive the product. Very simple, and hopefully with no issues of compliance to do the job well or a defective item.
In this particular book store, Robert Harper Books, I felt like an old friend, returning home to visit the old neighborhood, with majority of my friends still residing. It was pleasing to be honest. They greeted me, offer their help and when they discovered I was a writer, the questions exploded…
“What do you write?”
“Would you like to participate in our poetry and book recital session every 3rd Saturday of each month?”
“Would you be interested in hosting a poetry reading or slam at our place?”
“Would you like your own book signing as a publish author.”
These questions were a treasure to a local an up and coming writer. They offered services with nothing in return, well with the exception of visiting their facebook page and offering a review of them. I must stay, they are a business of exceptionalism. They are what you want when you enter a place to buy a product. They were obliging, considerate, knowledgeable and open for suggestions. They even allowed you to leave your personal business card. They have readings for children. They sell homemade snacks and drinks. Oh, one of the owners was signing old tunes (the best that he could :-).
Visit this store. Click on each Robert Harper Books names and go directly to their page. You will not be disappointment, and you will enjoy every last minute when you step foot in this delightful establishment.