Bind to the book that happens
1008 Main St, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Year of establishment: 2021
Bound to Happen Books is a local bookstore in downtown Stevens Point that stocks new releases as well as bestsellers and favourites. The bookstore also has stationery, school supplies, office supplies, and other small items.
Lyn Ciurro, one of the three owners of Bound to Happen Books, said: “It means books, from fiction to non-fiction, written by and for people who are not part of the various majority-power groups about people.”
“We want to refute this hegemonic view of what it means to be a successful writer, or to write something worth writing,” Ciuro said.
Ciurro said Bound to Happen Books prioritizes texts across a wide range of genres while tackling systemic social inequalities.
The idea for Bound to Happen Books was born in a book club through the Portage County Public Library’s free-lending library. In June 2021, Ciurro and her two business partners, Nicole Menzel and Rachel Ziolkowski, opened the doors to business.
Bound to Happen Books in partnership with Process, a low-waste shop in Stevens Point. Together, the two businesses decided to split rent and utilities and share a Main Street location in downtown Stevens Point. Initially, Bound to Happen Books was on his ground floor alongside Process, but in June 2022, they renovated and expanded the space downstairs.
Bound to Happen Books is in the same building as Process. Process is on the upper floor and Bound to Happen Books is on the lower floor.
On Valentine’s Day, Bound to Happen Books will be stocked with gifts and books for all types of shoppers.
“We have Valentine’s Day around the corner, and we’re trying to cover three different groups of people who might visit our store,” says Ciurro. “These three groups are those looking for Valentine’s Day gifts, those who use Bound to Happen Books as their Valentine’s Day date, and those who don’t mind the holidays but are looking for the best books to read. It’s people.”
“We have a whole romantic gift section with candles, cards, and other cute book-like gifts for those who come shopping for gifts for their loved ones,” Ciuro said. For those of you who are treating as a dating destination, I hope they come and get to choose books for each other.”
But some people don’t care about holidays. “Some people don’t want to celebrate Valentine’s Day for whatever reason because they don’t really care about some kind of romantic mumbo-jumbo,” Ciuro said. I will prepare something for such people, such as a book about how foolish love is.”