FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) – The pandemic doesn’t pose an excellent state of affairs for anybody, however one girl nonetheless discovered a option to broaden her enterprise.Downtown Fond du Lac’s Lunar and Lake Ebook Market has been open for a bit of over per week, and it’s already impressing clients.“Just the love we’ve gotten and how nice people are to us has just been so wonderful,” mentioned Margauz Mish, proprietor of the shop. “I just got a call yesterday and all she said was ‘I don’t need anything I just want to say how excited we are that you are here.’” Mich has had a love of studying since childhood and it’s been her very long time dream to open a bodily bookstore. The title “Lunar and Lake” is in homage to Fond du Lac and her household’s custom of watching the moon over Lake Winnebago.“It’s a Fond du Lac tie-in we really wanted to add to our store,” mentioned Mish.For years she’s offered her elastic “Book Art Bookmarks” on-line, however after collaborating in Downtown Fond du Lac’s pop up store program she determined to start out up a bodily retailer regardless of the pandemic.“We just saw the response from the community and then this space became available and we decided we’ll go with it, we’ll take precautions, and we’ll just try to spread our wings,” mentioned Mish.Mich is attempting to assist others raise off, too – that includes native authors like Mary Lynn Kluss.“It’s very inviting. I just felt very comfortable coming right in the store and asking if she’d like to sell my book and she said yes,” mentioned Kluss, who wrote “Flash”, a youngsters’s e-book. “I was so excited that day, I’ll never forget it.”“A lot of people have been buying the local authors and they just love to support each other and they’ve had such wonderful feedback,” mentioned Mish.Together with grownup books there’s a Secret Backyard themed youngsters’s e-book room as nicely.Although loads of native bookstores closed in recent times, Mish says e-book gross sales are on the rise. Particularly because the pandemic. “In 2019 actually, book sales went up 30 percent. So that was just 2019,” mentioned Mish. “I think everyone has kind of realized that entertainment can also be at home as well, and just exploring their mind while they’re stuck inside.”“We desperately need bookstores in Fond du Lac,” mentioned Kluss. “We lost two bookstores and the library is closed as everyone knows because of the coronavirus so this is just a Godsend.” The shop additionally sells Mich’s bookmarks and gadgets like totes, candles, and occasional mugs. Plus, Mish says they will at all times order particular books for individuals if what somebody needs isn’t within the store. “I think we’re going to be able to grow and just add more shelves and add more rooms, and just stack the whole place with books,” mentioned Mish. “So we’re just very excited to be a part of the community and grow with the community.”Lunar and Lake will host a Grand Opening occasion October 31st. Study extra in regards to the store at its Fb web page. Lunar and Lake Ebook Market is positioned at 74 S Foremost St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935.Copyright 2020 WBAY. All rights reserved.