Even though I am struggling on my reading goal, I do love visiting a good charming bookstore when I’m traveling. They’re a rarity these days. :)
This one is hard to miss when your walking the streets of Oia Santorini. It turns out it’s actually owned by a high school buddy of one of Jacob’s groomsmen! Craig and a friend spent a week in Santorini back in 2002. After running out of books to read and not being able to find a proper bookstore, decided to open one in Oia.. one of the most beautiful cities in the world! He’s my freakin’ hero! Can you tell?
I know it’s not always rainbows and unicorns. It takes a lot of courage to uproot yourself and start a new life somewhere new. Also, starting up and running your own business has a lot of hardships, but this is just the kind of adventure my heart gravitates towards.
While we were writing this post, we also discovered that Craig spoke at TEDxAthens! :) So if you want to hear the full story of how their bookstore came to be, watch it! I really hope that one day we’ll go back and see their children run their bookstore.