Lila Nelson Weller, our matriarch and the rock of our store, died this morning. She was 105.
ON COLLECTORS’ BOOK SALONS IN 2021
I meet remarkable persons in our bookstore. Engagement with them, their minds and ideas, their books, their passion has broadened my culture, humbled me and made me comfortable with, even excited about, diverse cultures. Some of these fascinating persons have become my friends. And I frequently am called to help families when the older ones pass away.
Weller Book Works still requires all employees and customers to wear face masks covering their noses and mouths, whether vaccinated or not.
This for two reasons: First, we are not able to reliably verify customers' immunization status. Additionally, not of our employees are fully immunized. We cannot in good conscience put their health at risk. We will revisit mask requirements when all Weller Book Works workers are fully immunized.
By Frank Pester
Last year, we did not produce newsletters between February and June. This year, there are no gatherings or in-person author events scheduled for March and April. We are still living in pandemic times. At this anniversary of the onset of the global crisis named CoViD-19, we are different people. I am grateful that our staff and bookstore have remained uninfected. Our masks, sanitization and distancing measures are designed to keep it that way.