The Little Shop That Could: A retailer's love affair with community and food (Paperback)
Debra's Natural Gourmet is a beloved, nationally-known and award-winning natural products shop in Concord, MA. For those people who think running a shop is simple, this is the story about turning on lights, buying a register, putting eggs in the fridge. It's the story about "Open Sesame " and the ensuing adventure and funny lessons learned. Running a store is a lot more than just paying for inventory like coconut water and aspirin. Okay. Debra's Natural Gourmet has no aspirin. And sales of coconut water seem to be waning.
This book starts with childhood and a Mom who raised her family with organic food and natural medicine, who taught her children to question authority and march to their own drummers. This story introduces characters along the way these last 30 years, and ends with community that is strong, comforting and hopeful.