It was a dream for Kimberly Ferguson to open a bookstore, and she’s about to make that dream come true this Saturday with the grand opening of “Pages Turned” in Lone Oak.
The new used bookstore, located at 3155 Lone Oak Road, has thousands of used books, as well as DVDs and CDs, for customers to choose from as they browse the shelves for something. If you want an Associated Press-style book or a horror novel, Pages Turned has that and more.
It also has chairs for customers to sit on, as well as free coffee available, as Ferguson noted that “a book and a coffee – to me, go together”.
“I’ve always loved books — always loved books,” she told The Sun. “I was actually going through the books that people had donated and I found a ‘Dick and Jane’ and it took me back to kindergarten, and I remember reading it. I was always hiding in the library school. If they couldn’t find me, I was in there.
The reading may be different for different people, but Ferguson said it could depend on the day for her.
“Sometimes I really like to learn,” she added. “Other days I like to read a book to get away from it all – to go to another world, where it’s not my own, and get to know the characters.”
Ferguson lives in Lone Oak. His family moved from the Detroit, Michigan area about 15 years ago. She’s been talking about a business for a while and finally decided to do it, Ferguson said.
To prepare, she started collecting books in March and has many donated by family, friends and others. She also bought inventory from the owner of Paducah Books, which closed last year. She began renting the Lone Oak location for Pages Turned earlier this summer.
“If they’re looking for something specific, they can take a look,” Ferguson said. “We’ve inventoried everything, so I might try to take a look to see if we have a certain book.”
The store offers a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction material, including mystery and suspense, graphic novels, sports, horror, romance, reference books, animal books, people and places, Christian books, self-help books, cookbooks, gardening, and children’s books, among others.
Ferguson noted that she is not currently buying books, but is accepting donations. The store also offers an exchange program, where customers will be limited to exchanging up to £20 per visit for store credit.
The official store opening is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Seven goodie bags will be raffled off, and people don’t need to be present to win.
Pages Turned will be open Tuesday through Saturday and closed Sunday and Monday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Customers can contact the store at 270-816-1771, or through its Facebook page, @pagesturnedusedbooks.