Lincoln’s Loft promotes reading throughout LaRue

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By Doug Ponder

A Hodgenville bookstore is encouraging reading throughout LaRue County.

Lincoln’s Loft Bookstore is located at 25 Lincoln Square in Hodgenville. Their hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

The bookstore has a wide variety of new and used books including autobiography, children, Christian, cooking, crime, current events, history, romance and several other sections. The store also features products for adults and children including Webkinz, Melissa and Doug toys, Elf on the Shelf and many more.

Owners David and Becky Harrison moved to LaRue County from Louisville in 1999 and they opened Lincoln’s Loft in December 2007. The bookstore is also co-owned by David Petersen of LaRue County.

Becky Harrison said both her and her husband love to read and have always dreamed of opening a bookstore.

“I was a second grade teacher when we lived in Louisville and reading has always been important,” Becky Harrison said. “We want all people to learn to love reading and we want to make it affordable for everyone.”

Staying true to her education roots, Becky Harrison said they try to order and keep in stock all of the books that are assigned to students by LaRue County Schools.

“Faculty from the LaRue County Middle School has called and ordered multiples of books that are assigned in their classes,” Becky Harrison said. “That also includes books assigned for the AR (accelerated reading) program and the classic books.”

Lincoln’s Loft bookstore also features a children’s section with books, puzzles, toys, etc. Becky Harrison said the section is popular with both the children and the parents.

“Parents tell me all the time that they enjoy bringing their children in to play while they can browse through the store,” Becky Harrison said. “The children love it too and they get excited to come here and play in our children’s section.”

Lincoln’s Loft also has a book club that meets at 5:30 p.m. every other Tuesday evening at the store. The bookstore also has book releases from authors throughout the state.

“We have had a lot of authors who have held a book release at our store and that is something we try to do as often as we can,” David Harrison said. “One of the most notable book release and signings we had was with James Higdon, the author of the book about the Cornbread Mafia.”

For more information about Lincoln’s Loft visit www.lincolnsloft.com or call 270-358-0124.