Already an attorney, author and the founder of Columbia’s Unbound Book Festival, Alex George recently added another job title to his resume: bookshop owner.
George opened Skylark Bookshop in August, in response to what he said was demand for a store selling new books in downtown Columbia.
“There was a gap in the market,” George said, “and that was confirmed to me by the enthusiasm that Unbound Book Festival … has had over the last few years.”
The business: Skylark Bookshop is an independent, general-interest bookshop selling new books and book-related gifts. The shop also hosts authors for book signings and readings.
Key people: Alex George, owner, and Carrie Koepke, manager
Founded: August 2018
Get to know other Missouri entrepreneurs and their businesses with Missouri Business Alert’s Elevator Pitches.