SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — A pop-up bookstore is drawing readers of all ages to downtown Sioux Falls. Reach Literacy’s pop-up bookstore opened to the public earlier this summer.
Since then, books have been flying off the shelves.
“We’ve sold a lot of sci-fi here that we don’t necessarily always sell in the other store, we’ve sold a ton of vintage and regional here, I think it’s just a different market and it’s been very fun to see who is interested in buying different things,” said executive director Paige Carda.
While this was supposed to be the last week of the pop-up store, they will be open for another month.
“We were sad, we were getting ready to pack, we have boxes under the table, building Jones asked if we were staying another month because we had so much fun and they also appreciated the atmosphere we bring” , Carda said.
As part of a Christmas sale in July, you can get any book for just $1 for the rest of the week.
“Most of the time our books have been $3-$5, in August we’re going to price everything at $2 just to make it easier,” Carda said.
Carda said they have had clients from all over the country, which has allowed them to reach even more people and share their mission.
“I think the best part was we met a ton of tourists, I met people who were from Texas,” Carda said. “I think the great thing is we’ve met a lot of people who didn’t even know we existed and you still think I’ve reached everyone possible so the opportunity to talk to new people in Sioux Falls who didn’t know we existed was great.
The pop-up shop is open until 7 p.m. on Friday and from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. August hours will be Monday-Friday 1-4pm
Carda asks you to donate books to their permanent location.