Cornell, New York – The Cornell bookstore is a destination for books lovers around the world, and it’s all thanks to a little-known little-woman who is making a name for herself.
Cornell, a small shop in downtown Manhattan, has been selling books for more than a decade and, after more than 100 years of serving its loyal customers, owner Sara Cornell is now known for her books that range from romance and science fiction to historical fiction and children’s books.
She’s one of just a few women who have created a space in a town that has traditionally been male-dominated.
“I started out selling books because it’s an easy way to connect with people.
It’s a lot easier to get someone to buy something when they can see it in their own eyes and feel something for it,” she says.
“And it’s also very rewarding to do it in a small, intimate, intimate space where people feel like they can share a moment of their lives with someone.”
Corsell started her business in 1982 and has since grown to be a global publisher, with books such as The Adventures of Lizzie and the Beanstalk, by Anne Rice and Peter Ritchie, as well as many other classics.
Its founder, Sara Corngill, says she started Cornell’s books because they were more accessible than other booksellers in her community, but that she believes the store has changed the way people think about books.
“I believe that books are a gateway to understanding the world around you,” she explains.
For example, when she opened Cornell in 1982, she says, she thought it was just a bookstore, but within a decade she was selling books to audiences in schools, hospitals and churches.
So, the bookstore started selling a wide range of books, from romance novels and childrens fiction to history books and science books.
But, as her business has grown, Cornell has also opened her books to a wider audience, with a huge range of genres and topics.
“People will read about everything from the politics of the world to the philosophy of the universe to politics of a country,” she tells Mashable.
And, Corngills books also often feature a unique, modern twist on classic literary tropes.
“A lot of the books that we’re selling are so much like the stories of the characters that I’ve had a hand in writing,” she points out.
“Like I’m not going to pretend to know everything about their lives and all their secrets.
But, I have a great feeling that people who read my books will find something new and different in their life.”
For example: Cornglls books often feature modern day women, such as Mary Poppins and Mrs Doubtfire, in her characters’ lives.
And, Corringtons books also feature women of colour, like Ms. Magazines and Ms. Maroons, in a range of roles, including maids, housekeepers, and the wives of wealthy men.
With such diversity, it’s easy to see why many people are drawn to Corngells books.
The bookstore has also become an institution in the small New York town of New Hyde Park, home to the New York Public Library and one of the country’s largest bookshops.
There, the bookstores’ popularity has led to many other bookstores in the area opening up.
The New York City-based bookstore and library is owned by the New Hyde Parks Corporation, and is the largest independent bookstore in the state.
New Hyde Park’s business manager, Linda Johnson, says that it’s been very important to Cornells for the bookstore to continue to thrive, and to encourage women to get involved in the business.
“She’s really encouraged women to come in,” she said.
While the bookstore is open to women, Corndell says it’s important for women to know that they’re welcome to come into the shop, whether they’re a woman or not.
“It’s always great for women who want to work in the bookstore,” she explained.
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