The shop operates on the bookstore's former second floor and sells items on consignment, plus clothing and collectibles that Hearts founder Nancy Harris gathers. Hearts provides furniture and other items to needy individuals and families.
The shop has a lot of donated children's and women's clothing plus a growing collection of "remember when" items--like a 1950s apron and wooden pull toys.
Harris will pay rent to Cranesbill owner Jan Loveland based on how much is sold. "We're hoping we'll give her a shot in the arm," Harris says.
The resale shop, run by volunteers, accepts consignments on Wednesdays or by appointment on Saturdays. And if the store mascot--a dressed-up mannequin dubbed Miss Bliss--is out front, the store's open then too.
Cranesbill left its piano and a couple of comfortable chairs upstairs and will still use the space occasionally for special events or readings.