Thursday, January 8, 2009

My Green Resolution for 2009 - Valley Books

Our journey to learn about our partners' green resolutions for 2009 takes us today to a little town in California named Sovlang (which means "Sunny field" in Danish). There you can find Valley Books, which is owned by Vonda Schaefer, our guest for today.

Opened in February 2008, Valley Books is a friendly new and used bookstore and cafe in the little Danish town of Solvang, California. Valley Books is participating in Eco-Libris' bookstores program, where customers at the store can plant a tree for every book they buy there and receive our sticker at the counter!

Hello Vonda. What is your green resolution for 2009?

Our green resolution is to become a certified green business through the county of Santa Barbara – this is a new program they have begun.

Valley Books has some other fun resolutions:

To promote our new Sunday Night Soup Nights (local, healthy soups and bakery-fresh bread). We are promoting: “Eat Healthy, Eat Local, Eat Together.” We will also be seeking out even more talented local musicians for our Saturday Nights “Beat’N’Treats.” This is live music and specialty desserts prepared by a local pastry chef.

Thanks, Vonda!

You can read more on Vonda and Valley Books on an article that was published few weeks ago on the Santa Ynez Valley Journal -

Raz @ Eco-Libris

Plant a tree for every book you read!