- Heather Lehe(14 days)
- Atiska Ataska authors Glenda Fields and Anne Cantebury(20 days)
- Marianne Schlegelmilch(49 days)
The world pushes. The world screams. Smart Phones. YouTube. Wii. Work. The Children. This page is here to remind you that what you really love to do is to read, to sit alone with a book, by the fireplace or on the sofa or on the bed, to sit quietly, with your own mind, your own thoughts, and read -- a story, a novel, an essay. The world pushes. You have to push back. Say it now: Go Away. I'm reading!
Our holiday hours are:
Monday-Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM
We're in the heart of Downtown Palmer, right across from the Train Depot
(That's the big blue building!)
720 S. Alaska St.
Palmer, AK 99645
fireside (at) goodbooksbadcoffee.com
Way back in the later part of the 20th Century, David Cheezem and Melissa Behnke decided they wanted to open a bookstore. Both husband and wife were and are avid readers. Melissa's mother Peggy helped grow the small Wasilla library, and she grew up in a family of readers. David had just completed his Masters in Fine Arts degree in creative writing, and felt that his fellow writers deserved a place where good writing was honored and celebrated.
They found the perfect location for a bookstore in Palmer -- the small agricultural town in Alaska with a rich history and cultural heritage.
In 2001 David and Melissa discovered an empty storefront within a stone's throw of Vagabond Blues, their favorite Alaskan coffee-shop. It was the perfect location for a bookstore.