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Happily Ever After

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Business was booming at our Preston Royal bookstore last fall. Interabang was welcoming a lineup of much-loved authors, the store was gaining popularity every day, and new and exciting books filled our shelves as we looked towards the holidays. How unprepared we were for what was to come!

You know what we mean: Exactly one year ago, on the night of October 20, 2019, a tornado touched down in central Dallas and moved through our shopping center, destroying our store. Through the determination of Interabang Books owner Nancy Perot, we located new space in the Pavilion at Lovers Lane and settled on it less than 48 hours after the disaster. Our staff came together in an incredible way, and we reopened just one month later. And the entire time we were without a physical storefront, loyal customers kept us going by placing online orders and buying e-books and audiobooks to support us. Chapter 2 of our story was off to a great start.

After terrific sales during the holiday season and a strong start to 2020, we temporarily shut our doors again last spring as the pandemic gained momentum. Again, the Interabang faithful came through. We earned revenue through virtual events, online sales, and t-shirt fundraising campaigns (to name just a few creative efforts) before we could open again to customers in the summer.

We continue to benefit from your love and loyalty, including a wonderful turnout for our "renovation reveal" and relaunch. One year after the tornado, our temporary location on Lovers Lane has turned into home. As in so many great stories, hard times are followed by “happily ever after." And many more chapters are ahead! - Ishita