Read a good book and put on the tea kettle at Seven and One Books

Coming soon to downtown Abilene, Seven and One Books will offer more than page-turners in all genres.

The store’s marketing tagline is “a book sanctuary,” said owner Arlene Kasselman, “because the desire is to make it a destination where people can come and sit and sort of find a peaceful spot.”

That sanctuary is opening later in the summer in the former Roberts Studio location at 1138 N. Second St. That’s a block west of Grain Theory brewery, where Kasselman’s husband, David, is one of the owners.

It will also be located between Texas Star Trading Co., which specializes in Texas-themed and authored books, and the downtown branch of the Abilene Public Library. All three touch North Second Street.

And, yes, the photography studio’s iconic outdoor signage in green, scripted lettering will remain, she said.

“A big question for Abilene is what we are doing with the sign, and the sign is staying there,” Kasselman said. “Just so everybody knows.”

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