This year has been absolutely insane. I quit my desk job in May and made the decision that I was going to follow my dream, and open up a bookstore. Life just seemed to be too short to be stuck somewhere that I just wasn't happy. I started online, selling books to people all over the country, and began my journey to find the perfect place to set up shop somewhere on Long Island. Seven months later, I've found it.
I'm proud to announce that Red Jacket Books will be opening up our very first retail store in Westhampton Beach, New York early next Spring 2021! We'll be located right across the street from the WHB Performing Arts Center on Main Street.
Once it's safe to do so, we look forward to hosting book clubs, writing clubs, children's book readings, and so much more. Our focus will be to serve our customers with the latest and greatest books, from cookbooks to classics, we'll have a wide array of choices and help everyone find their next adventure, whether it be to some far off fantasy land, or perhaps just trying to figure out how to make a good bowl of pasta.
My dream is becoming a reality, and I could not be happier. Thank you to everyone who has been a customer so far, as you've been VITAL in this becoming real. I love and appreciate every one of you.
Thanks a MILLION, and see you next Spring!
-Ben Vengroff, Founder and Owner of Red Jacket Books
P.S. You can keep up with our progress by following us on Instagram: @redjacketbooks