Oh Howdy Once more is a brand new Capitol Hill book store organized in a bibliotherapeutic notion

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After another “record breaking” Cyber ​​Monday for the retail giant in Seattle AmazonA new bookstore that reorganizes its shelves and helps customers find new and useful things to read is gearing up to open on Capitol Hill.

“You can find the topic that you are interested in. Or a book that you may not have been looking for, ”says the owner Ferguson Curry tells CHS about Oh hello again, her new bookstore, Bibliotherapy, which opens on 15th Ave E this week.

Bibliotherapy? Ferguson describes it as “the notion that novels and reading can help individuals process, deal with and deal with various problems and concerns in their lives”.

The approach means that Oh Hello Again is organized by themes – “Mental Health, Everyday Problems, Self-Improvement, Relationships, Travel, and More” – but don’t expect shelves of self-help books. The sections contain a mix of novels, picture books, books for young adults, and graphic novels that cover the topics of the areas a reader may want to explore.

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Most of their sections are pretty robust, but Ferguson says that some possible categories like “divorce” were more challenging. Make a note of this, aspiring writers from Seattle.

Ferguson hopes the result will be customers stopping at the store to find books that “become part of the décor in your life and that have those emotions and feelings associated with them.”

But she knows that others are just looking for something good to read.

Oh Hello Again also offers a selection of “book related products and life enhancing gifts” such as tote bags, coffee mugs, cards, wrapping paper and candles.

Oh Hello Again moves into the vegan candy store Sugar plum closed last year.

The veteran bookstore – who previously owned it dickens, a children’s bookstore in Vancouver, Washington, is pleased to join Capitol Hill’s relatively rich bookstore scene, including Elliott Bay Book Company and Stories sold twice. Oh hello again will be right down the street from Ada’s technical books which has expanded in the city with the acquisition and conversion of the Refuel with coffee Chain to bring Ada’s books to new places in the neighborhood.

Ferguson hopes Oh Hello Again will add to their new neighbors – especially tech and sci-fi forward Ada’s, as the two stores add new spins to the bookstore genre. She also sees good things ahead for small, independent businesses.

“That’s why I think there will always be bookstores,” she said. “It is so important to see and feel a book.”

Ferguson hopes the way we figure out what to read next is something that a fresh approach like Oh Hello Again can go with.

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