“What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.” — Anne Lamott
There is no better time to indulge in a good book than when you’re on vacation, and if you’re a bit of a book-buying fiend, then you know the cost can quickly add up. The Iris Inn just so happens to be near an affordable bookstore alternative—the Green Valley Book Fair. Whether you prefer science fiction and fantasy, the latest New York Times bestselling novel, autobiographies, or selections from a variety of genres, the Book Fair is at your service: “Located just south of Harrisonburg, Virginia, in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the Green Valley Book Fair is a discount book outlet store featuring over 500,000 new books at incredible bargain prices. Save up to 90% off retail on over 30,000 different titles in more than 60 different categories” (Green Valley).
Check out the Book Fair, then bring your newly purchased reading material back to the Iris Inn. Here you can indulge in your literary lore from the comfort of your own room, in our cozy library overlooking the Great Room, or on a porch chair with the Valley view to set the scene.
2014 Book Fair Dates:
March 22 thru April 13
May 10 thru June 1
June 28 thru July 20
Aug. 16 thru Sept. 7
Oct. 4 thru 26
Nov. 28 thru Dec. 17
Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 12 noon – 5 p.m.