Copper Cat Books
Hey guys? Remember the days when you use to have to manipulate paper when you wanted to read something? No? Well, let me remind you. Do you recall way back when your mom or dad would sit in the lazy-boy, on the sofa, or lay in bed, next to a lamp and read a book? How they’d seem to disappear from the world, lost in whatever they were reading? Maybe you do, perhaps you don’t. Las Vegas’s Business of the week will take you back to those days.
Today, we get most of our reading materials electronically, be it Kindle, iPhone/iPad, or whatever you can carry in your pocket these days. Long gone are the days when you would go to the library or book store in search of that elusive book that you heard was terrific! Today, we click once or twice, give our credit card information, and boom! Your “book” is in the palm of your hand. No hunt, no feelings of rejoicing when you do find that thing for which you’ve been longing. Nope!! Just instant gratification!
Well, I’m here to tell you there are still places that you can visit to search for that book that you heard was so great. I had the chance to see one such place after hearing about it on Facebook. And It’s a little bookstore in Henderson that punches WAY above its weight.
Copper Cat Books is a small, locally-owned bookstore in Henderson, located at 1570 West Horizon Ridge PKWY, suite 170. It opened its doors, December, 9th 2017, and has developed a loyal following of people that still yearn for the turning of pages as they read.
The owners, Wendy and Anthony Marcisofsky, who move to the area just after 9-11, fell in love with the process of finding a book after a long search for a close relative. The feeling they got after making someone so happy by finding a book sort of stoked a fire they didn’t know was there. So it became a passion.
Copper Cat Books is a throwback in a way that you get personalized service when you walk in the store. There are new books, used books, and are all very reasonably priced. You’ll never feel that you’ve paid too much for a book there. Wendy and Anthony base their prices on cost, not what a publisher says a retailer should charge for a book.
When you walk through the door, you are greeted by guess what? BOOKS! There is no glitz, no glamor, just books, books, and more books. From the latest hot publishings to the obscure and hard to find books, this place has it all. The store itself is quaint, with natural sunlight entering the entire eastern facing wall. Customers, as well as their well-behaved pets, are welcome to hang out as long as they want, and there’s also a lounging area at the rear, where you can relax and read your latest purchase.
I failed to get the number of books that they have in-store, but I do know they have a warehouse in Boulder City, where they keep upwards of 60,000 books! I guess you could say that Wendy and Anthony are like curators of an exclusive museum, accept these pieces are for sale. They get joy in making people happy, not hoarding their findings as a museum would.
Copper Cat had to shudder its doors like most other businesses during the lockdown. You See? Book stores weren’t considered essential. But that didn’t stop them from doing their best, providing for the people. They sold books by appointment and “phone selection” service. A customer could call to see if they had a book in stock. If it was, they came down and picked up the book at the door.
That is what is special and unique to locally owned small businesses. You get that personal touch and attention. Wendy remarked that often, she will still be in the store after locking the doors for the evening, and they’ll have one of their customers come knocking on the door, frantic that they weren’t able to get there before the store closed. Wendy said, “I’ll open the door. That way, you get your very own private run of the store.” Now how can you beat that?
So there you have it. Las Vegas’s business of the week is a little book store in Henderson, that is locally owned and run by to of the most genuine people that you’ll ever meet. And if you’re in the mood of a little bit of old fashioned page-turning, there’s no better place to set your sights than on Copper Cat Books. Oh! I almost forgot, when you’re there, ask Anthony how they came up with the name of the store. It’s fascinating!
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