We will open our doors to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, to sell books and tools – and allow you to “visit the clock.”
The storefront is at 837 Willard St., Covington, KY, 41011 in the town’s Main Strasse historic district. Our little neighborhood is chock full of good places to eat, drink and shop. In fact, we are part of a developing “oddity” district that we are quite proud of. Tempt your family with:
Hail Dark Aesthetics: A great record store that also sells freeze-dried ducklings, wild taxidermy and things like eyeballs.
Earth 2 Kentucky: If you like vintage memorabilia, toys, vintage action figures, art, quirky T-shirts, you will love this place.
Hierophany & Hedge: A straight-up legit store of magical supplies and arcana. They spent years fixing up the building, and it exceeds anything from the Harry Potter films. Seriously.
Plus there is us! We’ll have our complete line of books and tools – plus blemished examples at 50 percent off retail (cash only for blem sales, please). You can hang out, rifle through our tool chests and even cajole us into a demo or two. I’m sure we’ll have some works in progress on the benches (chairs and tool chests would be my guess).
And there are some great places to eat lunch or dinner around us. Breweries, bars and an axe-throwing bar.
We ask that all visitors be vaccinated. Masks are recommended but not required.
Also, we are happy to sign books, tools, babies and even buttocks (yes, I’ve signed a butt cheek). So feel free to bring any books you’d like personalized. Oh, and be sure to ask to “visit the clock” while you are here. You’ll be glad you did.
I hope you can join us in December. Our next open day won’t likely be until June 2022.
— Christopher Schwarz