There’s a new bookstore coming to downtown Galesburg. Wordsmith Bookshoppe will be opening at 235 East Main Street – at what was once Ride and Run. Owners John and Teri Parks tell the Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development that their store, “caters to book lovers.” They say Wordsmith Bookshoppe is a more traditional indie bookstore that will carry new books across 59 genres and 1,500 magazine titles. The store will also sell literary-themed gifts. According to KCAP, Teri is the former store manager for Book World Inc. in West Burlington which closed in January of last year. Teri said, “We look forward to supporting Galesburg and the surrounding communities through our services, building relationships, cross-business promotions, community involvement projects, and humanitarian efforts.” The store is expected to open in mid-August and will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and on Saturday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The couple plans on hiring 6-8 part-time employees. For more updates, you can follow the Wordsmith Bookshoppe page on Facebook.
Authorities are so far releasing little information about a reported fight at the Knox County Mary Davis home Wednesday night that resulted in five juveniles escaping.
The Galesburg Fire Department has a new chief after the retirement of Chief Tom Simkins last month.
Esther Joy King, Republican candidate for the 17th District seat in the U.S. Congress doesn’t see the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump as necessary.
It’s Community Foundation Week. Friday, November 15th, is National Philanthropy Day.