New Free Little Library Recognizes Serendipity Books and Its Owners

Posted May 21, 2020 at 8:53 am by

Fri­day Har­bor’s lat­est Free Lit­tle Library is at the Post Office, ded­i­cat­ed to Serendip­i­ty Books and its own­ers Car­ol Jack­son and Dilys Goodman.

Wide­ly rec­og­nized as an island trea­sure, Serendip­i­ty became a real­i­ty when two for­mer librar­i­ans and neigh­bors, Car­ol and Bet­ty Stew­art, launched their busi­ness next to the fer­ry land­ing. Dilys joined the busi­ness sev­er­al years lat­er when Bet­ty was unable to continue.

The book­store was great­ly enhanced by Phill Jack­son’s com­put­er­ized inven­to­ry, which was inno­v­a­tive in 1995. Car­ol and Dilys are also hav­ing mile­stone birth­days this year so it is a triple celebration.

The tal­ents of all these indi­vid­u­als have made the busi­ness the suc­cess it is and Serendip­i­ty so endear­ing. Appre­ci­at­ed by islanders and vis­i­tors alike, online reviews of Serendip­i­ty are glow­ing. Locat­ed in a charm­ing Vic­to­ri­an house, Serendip­i­ty Books has been the loca­tion for pho­to shoots as well as hav­ing attract­ed celebri­ty vis­i­tors like Tom Han­ks who was look­ing for a copy of Moby Dick for his son.

The grand open­ing of the library was on May 19, 2020 but with­out the nor­mal cel­e­bra­tion that comes with the launch of a new Free Lit­tle Library. Like many things in time of Covid-19, it was respect­ful of dis­tanc­ing. Kudos to Dick Barnes, a mem­ber of the Serendip­i­ty fam­i­ly as well as a stew­ard of his own Free Lit­tle Library, for the instal­la­tion of the library.

Next time you are at the Post Office, check out the blue Free Lit­tle Library next to the com­mu­ni­ty bul­letin board and remem­ber the mot­to of all Free Lit­tle Libraries, “Take a book, give a book.” Con­grat­u­la­tions Serendip­i­ty Books, Car­ol and Dilys.

You can support the San Juan Update by doing business with our loyal advertisers, and by making a one-time contribution or a recurring donation.


Categories: Business, People

No comments yet. Be the first!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By submitting a comment you grant the San Juan Update a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate, irrelevant and contentious comments may not be published at an admin's discretion. Your email is used for verification purposes only, it will never be shared.

Receive new post updates: Entries (RSS)
Receive followup comments updates: RSS 2.0