Appalachian Mountain Books was established in July of 1982 after George Brosi and his late wife, Connie Brosi, managed the Appalachian Book and Record Shop in Berea, Kentucky, for the Council of Southern Mountains. Initially, books were sold from a mail order catalog and at libraries, regional conferences, and celebrations. From 1984 to 1989, George and Connie operated a walk-in storefront in Berea. In 1989, the business moved to Jackson County, North Carolina, near Cherokee, and operated from there for a couple of years before moving back to Berea. The business continued in a less active phase during Connie Brosi’s struggle with cancer, her death in 2015, and a mourning period thereafter. In the fall of 2016, it has been revived in a way that we hope can serve even more people who care about our region and its literature. George’s current partner, Jillean McCommons, is his co-worker and brings to the business a wide array of skills as a librarian, a writer, and a banjo player.
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We list each item's condition as:
New - brand new, sometimes in original wrapping, books we received directly from a publisher or distributor.
As new - looks great, no obvious defects, just like you would see on the shelves of a new book store.
Very good - tight bright, unmarked copy
Good - nice copy with previous owner's name or a few other marks or other minor defects
Acceptable - not pretty but still readable and complete; all ex-library copies are in this category as are books that have underlining or marginal notes.