Bookstore Opens in Three Forks
September 23, 2020
It was an amazing Monday in Three Forks with the official arrival of a new bookstore.
Book Therapy and Moore opened for business on September 21 and is located at 120 (B) South Main Street. The store is owned by Jodi Moore.
Along with a selection of books, the new store will have snacks, coffee, gift cards, Melissa and Doug Puzzles, toys and stuffed animals, bookmarks, jewelry, socks, T-shirts, coffee mugs, artwork, and photographs.
According to Moore, the idea behind the business started after trying to figure out what to do with her life after the death of her husband Mason Moore in 2017.
After resigning from her job in April of 2018, Jodi took a year off to try to figure things out and focus on being a mom feeling it was really important to be available for her kids. During this time, she would take an EMT course and began volunteering with Three Forks Ambulance and also serving as the President of the Mason Moore Foundation, the non-profit she started after her husband was killed in the line of duty as a Deputy for the Broadwater County Sheriff's Office.
When she decided to join the workforce again, Jodi wanted a job where she could stay local and also be available for the kids.
"So, I started contemplating working in Three Forks then the idea came to open a business. A bookstore was my first thought because I have always loved quirky bookstores. My husband and I have always been book nerds and avid readers. So that is where the idea came from," she said.
Earlier this year, Jodi started to rent the space and began working on the store, and also took a couple of business classes.
"I am excited for everyone to see but also scared because I put a lot of me into the shop," she said.
This Friday, the store will be offering a 15 percent discount off purchase total as well as a free coffee for first responders.
The store is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.