Anthology Book Company is the name of this store, but it is not just a name. One of my favorite things here at Anthology Book Company is explaining to customers how to spell anthology. Even better, I quite enjoy getting to explain to customers what anthology means. Quite surprisingly, I have many people who ask what anthology means. Sometimes customers think that anthology is a made up word that sounds like a fancy name for a bookstore. While it is a fancy name for this bookstore anthology is so much more than a name.
According to dictionary.reference.com anthology means:
"1. a book or other collection of selected writings by various authors, usually in the same literary form, of the same period, or on the same subject: an anthology of Elizabethan drama; an anthology of modern philosophy.
2. a collection of selected writings by one author."
From this definition we can deduce that anthology is not just a fancy name for a bookstore. Anthology is a definition that helps to categorize the literary world. Anthology is also so much more than a name for this store. Anthology is a haven for book lovers as well as the Loveland Community. There is so much that goes on in this store besides the selling of books. Just last week a woman came in to our store to thank Teresa. This woman was from out of state and was so grateful that Teresa is able to fulfill her needs by sending her the books that she loves. Our goal in helping our customers is that they will become lifelong readers and truly enjoy the magic that books hold. Anthology is a definition but it is more than this. It is something special in our community as well as the literary world.
Happy reading Anthology customers!