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On Small Business Saturday We Opened Valentine's Adventures Exhibit and Gave Away Her Prints

Meet and Greet with Valentine the 13-year-old Chihuahua Meet and Greet with Valentine the Chihuahua Rochester Minnesota Exhibit Silver Lake Books Valentine's Adventures Exhibit

On Small Business Saturday We Opened Valentine's Adventures Exhibit and Gave Away Her Prints

 

 

        Thank You from the Courtly Cottontails by Lisa Loucks-Chrsitenson

Lisa Loucks-Christenson's syndicated cartoon, Courtly Cottontails thanking our customers today!

Valentine of Valentine's Adventures

Valentine our 13-year-old Chihuahua with the art of Lisa Loucks-Christenson

Lisa Loucks-Christenson and Valentine the star of Valentine's Adventures

Lisa Loucks-Christenson and Valentine the star of Valentine's Adventures

Lisa Loucks-Christenson and Valentine the star of Valentine's Adventures

Lisa Loucks-Christenson and Valentine the star of Valentine's Adventures

 

Valentine's Adventures Exhibit Opened:

Thank you to all of our customers who shopped local today, not only our store, but neighboring bookstores, businesses. You are appreciated more than you may ever know, and all of us need your support.

Today for Small Business Saturday we didn't run specials, we didn't offer whopping savings, we gave away some books, took money off others, and opened an exhibit of our most prized friend: Valentine our 13-year-old Chihuahua, our sweet lady that has been battling all year some health issues. As her primary caregiver, where ever I am, she'll be within a paw of my hands. I've included 18 - giclee prints of my original watercolors I created for each book. I've featured illustrations from four of the seven books, and will add or rotate these through the upcoming year. I hope you can feel and experience the joy in Valentine's hearts (all three of them, two on her back) as you view these illustrations. 

Thank you Jeremy at KIMT News and KIMT News for your coverage today.

Valentine, our thirteen-year-old Chihuahua had fun meeting so many of our guests today with her exhibit opening, Valentine's Adventures, a collection of some of my paintings from her upcoming books, Blustery Tuesday!, Museum Monday!, Stowaway Saturday! and Shipwreck Sunday!. The books will release in the spring, one adventure for every day of the week. 

We are sorry she had to take a nap at the end of the afternoon and missed so many of you that stopped by. She is always with me because of her health conditions so please stop by again. Check out the story books I wrote and illustrated as a tribute to my best friend. Here's a few images of us today:Valentine and Lisa Loucks-Christenson - Valentine's Adventures;

Valentine's Adventures exhibit and book series by author and illustrator Lisa Loucks-Christenson; SHIPWRECK SUNDAY!

Valentine and Lisa Loucks-Christenson; Valentine's Adventures Exhibit

Valentine's Adventures exhibit and book series by author and illustrator Lisa Loucks-Christenson; Museum Monday!

Valentine and Lisa Loucks-Christenson artist and author of Valentine's Adventures

Valentine's Adventures exhibit and book series by author and illustrator Lisa Loucks-Christenson; Museum Monday!

 

Loose art and cards are available for purchase. We sell out fast, so expect a 1-3 day delay.

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11/23/2021 Live story KTTC News NBC on Silver Lake Books Expansion

KTTC STORY 11/23/2021 Loucks Studios bookstore New 2nd floor expansion at Silver Lake Books Peacock Books Silver Lake Books

11/23/2021 Live story KTTC News NBC on Silver Lake Books Expansion

https://www.kttc.com/2021/11/23/rochester-couple-transforms-warehouse-into-bookstore/Winter Bugs Exhibit opens 11/26/2021Lisa Loucks-Christenson Wildlife Art

 

Read more on Rochester couple transforms warehouse into bookstore at https://www.kttc.com/2021/11/23/rochester-couple-transforms-warehouse-into-bookstore/

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 1:56 PM CST|Updated: 13 hours ago

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – An old warehouse in Northwest Rochester has been transformed into a large bookstore and it’s ready for customers.

The bookstore named Silver Lake Books, is the dream of Rochester native Lisa Lowcks-Christenson and her husband David. Lisa has a shop named Peacock Books & Wildlife Art, but they were always looking something more.

They moved into the large warehouse at 903 6th St. NW in May. The warehouse has been home to many businesses over the year, but most recently was a hot tub and spa business. It’s located close to Jack’s Bottle Shop and Forager Brewery.

Lisa and David said revitalizing the space has been a labor of love. They added new lights, paint and furnishings. They said most of the furnishings come from repurposed materials.

 

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