For three and one-half decades Margie’s Book Nook has been a fixture in the community serving the people of Susanville and Lassen County.
David Teeter, a Lassen County Supervisor manages the store that he and his mother, the store’s namesake own and operate.
Between March 15 and March 31, the store celebrates its anniversary with a number of store specials, including 35 percent off on any new books in the store. And as always, the store is happy to take your custom orders.
Teeter said his mother bought the Susanville Book Nook when he was 11 years old in 1983. That store primarily sold used books.
In 1984 or 1985, the store moved across the street with help from family, friends and customers. That store began offering new books.
Teeter said in 1992 or 1993, his mother and his late father Larry bought the building in which the store is currently located, and his mother also got involved in the Susanville Business Association and later the Historic Uptown Susanville Association.
Over the years the store gradually started adding new items — such as cards and role playing games.
Teeter fondly remembers the arrival of Harry Potter, which he called “the golden age of independent book selling.”
He said people were reading books back then rather than reaching for their cell phones. And Teeter said, “Waldo was another one that came along.”
Teeter said because of strong support from the community, the store still thrives, despite the hard times faced by many retailers. The store also happily sells tickets for many community events.