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The Sycamore Tree

The Sycamore Tree The Sycamore Tree is an independently owned book, gift, and stationery shop.

Operating as usual

05/04/2022
Enjoy these two pics from among the many sweet visits these last few weeks  - thanks for being awesome friends and custo...
05/01/2022

Enjoy these two pics from among the many sweet visits these last few weeks - thanks for being awesome friends and customers! It’s been wonderful. ❤️
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Hey Facebook friends! A local church is using one of our displays pictured below for their lending library for children’...
04/29/2022

Hey Facebook friends! A local church is using one of our displays pictured below for their lending library for children’s books… We have three more of these fixtures we would love to rehome - FREE to anyone who can take them away! There’s lots of storage space underneath and they really are a practical way to display books face out. You could pick up on Saturday or by appointment on Sunday or Monday. 

We have sold A LOT these last two weeks - thank you to all who have come in!It's been so wonderful to see you and get a ...
04/29/2022
Extra savings Friday and Saturday!

We have sold A LOT these last two weeks -

thank you to all who have come in!
It's been so wonderful to see you
and get a chance to say good-bye!
There have been lots of smiles and hugs
(and a few tears).

But - we still have some books we would love to re-home! All used books will be $2.00 each!
And a generous selection of new books will be 75% off!

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“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.”  ...
04/22/2022

“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.”
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Three Episcopal priests (one from Richmond, one from Lynchburg, and one from right here in town) walked into a bookstore...
04/19/2022

Three Episcopal priests (one from Richmond, one from Lynchburg, and one from right here in town) walked into a bookstore and walked out with lots of books! Thanks for coming in! 📚
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(Almost) everything in the shop will be available for purchase at 40% off retail price starting Tuesday, April 19.Select...
04/19/2022
(Almost) everything is on sale!

(Almost) everything in the shop will be available for purchase at 40% off retail price starting Tuesday, April 19.

Select gifts are excluded.

All books, including used, are on sale!

If you think you could use something we have
at some point in the future,
we invite you to go ahead and buy it now!
You'll be getting a good deal
and you'll be helping us as well. :-)

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The tomb is empty! Happy Easter!
04/17/2022

The tomb is empty! Happy Easter!

04/16/2022

04/10/2022

You are reading this email because you are a great friend to The Sycamore Tree. As such, you deserve to hear first: we h...
04/09/2022
A message for our loyal customers

You are reading this email because you are
a great friend to The Sycamore Tree.

As such, you deserve to hear first:

we have discerned it is time to close the doors of our brick-and-mortar shop.
We hope to vacate our space at 194 Zan Road by April 30, 2022.
We may continue to provide our niche services like imprinting and personalized Crane stationery and invitations - and maybe others!
If so, we would "re-launch" that part of our business sometime this summer...
stay tuned!

This decision has been a difficult one, but, for many reasons,
we know it is time to move on.
We are so glad we spent these 9+ years getting to know you,
but now we are ready to pursue other interests.

We have paid for and own everything in the store.
So, if you think you could use something we have at some point in the future,
please consider buying it now!

One last thing...

if you think you might like to operate
a shop like this one,
PLEASE REACH OUT!

We would welcome exploring the possibility of another owner carrying on the ecumenical, big tent, open-minded tradition of The Sycamore Tree!

It's been a great adventure!

Thank you for sharing it with us!

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Our daughter is presenting her Senior project on Friday, April 8 so we will be closed.We will be back in the shop on Sat...
04/05/2022
Closed Friday, April 8

Our daughter is presenting her Senior project on Friday, April 8 so we will be closed.

We will be back in the shop on Saturday, April 9.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

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Effective Saturday, March 19,we will be open Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 to 5:00andSaturday, 11:00 to 4:00
03/18/2022
Change in hours of operation

Effective Saturday, March 19,

we will be open

Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 to 5:00

and

Saturday, 11:00 to 4:00

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Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day!...
03/16/2022

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day!
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We will be closed on Tuesday, March 15.Sorry for the inconvenience! We have just run into a little scheduling conflict. ...
03/11/2022
A Quick Update from the Folks at The Sycamore Tree

We will be closed on Tuesday, March 15.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

We have just run into a little scheduling conflict.

We'll be back in the store on Wednesday, March 16

- which is just in time for St. Patrick's Day -
so we share this amazing prayer with you.

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Please join us in praying for Ukraine.Ash Wednesday is March 2nd. As we enter the Lenten Season, we will resume our regu...
02/25/2022
Lenten Devotionals and more...

Please join us in praying for Ukraine.

Ash Wednesday is March 2nd.

As we enter the Lenten Season,
we will resume our regular hours.
Starting March 1, we will be open
10 to 5:30, Tuesday through Friday,
and 10 to 4:00 on Saturdays.

We have a wide variety of devotionals to help you prepare yourself spiritually.

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The shop will be closed onSaturday, February 12th.It's been almost two years since we took the store on the road... Than...
02/10/2022
We won't be open this Saturday!

The shop will be closed on
Saturday, February 12th.

It's been almost two years since we took the store on the road...

Thanks to masks and vaccinations, we get to do it again!

We are open today and tomorrow
so be sure to pop in if you need something before Sunday!

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01/18/2022
Our biggest news is...The Sycamore Tree will stay open!Our time of discernment made it clear that the shop is still a wo...
01/08/2022
January Update!

Our biggest news is...

The Sycamore Tree will stay open!

Our time of discernment made it clear that the shop is still a worthwhile endeavor! Yay!

Thank you all for shopping at The Sycamore Tree and doing your part to make the store viable.

The discernment process helped us look at the store from a bird's eye view. In doing so, we realized that our open hours should pretty much follow the liturgical calendar since your shopping tends to reflect the seasons of the Christian Year.

The green portions of the calendar are called Ordinary Time. This year we will have abbreviated hours during some of Ordinary Time and be open regular hours during the other seasons of the year.

Winter Hours

Epiphany through Ash Wednesday

Tuesday through Saturday
11:00 to 4:00

During this season of Ordinary Time, we will be restocking and expanding the shop and we ask you to please continue to shop with us.

We still have to pay rent during Ordinary Time. ;-)

We look forward to seeing you!

We will return to our 10:00 to 5:30 schedule on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

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Hours for January 7th! ....
01/07/2022

Hours for January 7th!
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Our hours for Thursday, January 6th! ...
01/06/2022

Our hours for Thursday, January 6th!
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01/05/2022
O come, let us adore Him.We will be open on Christmas Eve until 3:00. Come see us!Please note... We will be taking next ...
12/23/2021
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

O come, let us adore Him.

We will be open on Christmas Eve until 3:00. Come see us!

Please note... We will be taking next week off to be with our family.

We will reopen on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

And here's a special note to those of you who shopped at The Sycamore Tree for Christmas gifts during December: please know that you helped us have the best month of sales ever in the history of our shop! Yay!

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Here’s when we’ll be open through Christmas!Today, the last Saturday before Christmas! open 10:00 to 4:00 (or later if t...
12/18/2021
Now through Christmas Eve...

Here’s when we’ll be open through Christmas!

Today, the last Saturday before Christmas! open 10:00 to 4:00

(or later if there are still folks in the shop!)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
December 21, 22, and 23
open 10:00 to 5:30

Christmas Eve
open 10:00 to 3:00

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Come in and find the perfect Christmas presents.We will be open the following hoursDecember 7 through Christmas Eve!Tues...
12/06/2021
’Tis the season for choosing meaningful gifts for Christmas!

Come in and find the perfect Christmas presents.

We will be open the following hours

December 7 through Christmas Eve!

Tuesday - Friday, 10 to 5:30,
Saturdays, 10 to 4:00,
and on Christmas Eve, 10 to 3:00.

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Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday! Get out and   ‼️...
11/27/2021

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday! Get out and ‼️
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As a token of our appreciation for shopping small and local, please come in on eitherBlack Friday, November 26, orSmall ...
11/19/2021
$5.00 Off at The Sycamore Tree

As a token of our appreciation

for shopping small and local,
please come in on either
Black Friday, November 26, or
Small Business Saturday, November 27
to redeem this coupon in person!

ps, don't forget we will be closed

THIS Saturday, Nov. 20.

Click here for a free $5.00 coupon at The Sycamore Tree!

11/17/2021

A bookseller’s responsibilities can be quite varied… sometimes we just clean the books!
11/12/2021

A bookseller’s responsibilities can be quite varied… sometimes we just clean the books!

Stop by now through Thanksgiving and bring your friends and family! This week, we'll be open today through Saturday.Next...
11/11/2021
November Update!

Stop by now through Thanksgiving and bring your friends and family!

This week, we'll be open today through Saturday.

Next week, we'll be open Tuesday through Friday, only.

(We are sorry for the inconvenience some Saturdays this Fall may have caused you. Our daughter is a senior at JMU and is in the marching band. This is her last year, and we lost the 2020 season due to Covid, so we just have wanted to enjoy these last opportunities. Thank you for understanding!)

Thanksgiving week we will be open
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

As we head into these next 6 weeks leading up to Christmas, we do want to share a little true story with you...

A longtime customer who lives in Charlottesville visited yesterday. She was looking for a particular item that she had not been able to find online. She had purchased volume 1 of this item online, but when she ordered volume 2 in the same way, the envelope arrived empty. She said it was a "praise moment" that we had it. She was surprised that it cost only $13.99 and said it was twice that online. When it was time to pay, she pulled out a gift certificate that someone had purchased for her on 12/24/20. It was for $35. Since she still had $20 left on it, she shopped around for something else because she said she wouldn't make it back to the shop before Christmas.

Does Charlottesville need a brick and mortar shop like ours? Or has Covid completely changed our shopping habits? We are still discerning.

Nonetheless, this Thanksgiving we will remember all of you around our table because we are so thankful for YOU and that The Sycamore Tree made it possible for us to be able to call so many of you FRIENDS!

We hope you have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

love,
Richard and Maria

ps, we hope to see you before Christmas!

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On November 1, many churches remember all saints. Wishing you a blessed day of remembrance.
11/01/2021

On November 1, many churches remember all saints. Wishing you a blessed day of remembrance.

Don't forget!We will be closed on Saturday, October 30, for a family commitment.
10/29/2021
Closed October 30

Don't forget!

We will be closed on

Saturday, October 30,
for a family commitment.

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Waterproof stickers from  !..
10/26/2021

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Thanks again for your response to our August email!August and September were awesome! After our early August email, you ...
10/22/2021
October Update from The Sycamore Tree

Thanks again for your response to our August email!

August and September were awesome! After our early August email, you came in, you told your friends, you thought outside the box, you let us know you want a store like The Sycamore Tree in your community.

However, we want to be transparent with you through our time of discernment so we need to let you know that October has been a very dry month. Yes, we have had some individual big purchases but we consistently have had about five customers per day. We don't say this to make you feel guilty! Honestly, you've been amazing! But what's happened in October tells us that perhaps staying busy year-round is not sustainable.

All Saints' Day is November 1st!

All Saints' Day is a Western Christian tradition, celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church, the Methodist Church, the Episcopal Church, and more. It is a day to show honor and reverence to saints both canonized and unknown, and in some faiths also to give thanks to those who have guided others to Christ, like a friend or relative.

Come in and pick up a book or toy about a great Christian to share with the little people in your lives!

We will be closed on Saturday, October 30th, for a family commitment so, if you need to shop on a Saturday, make sure you come in tomorrow, Saturday, October 23rd!

Check out the pics below to see just a few of the new products we've added!

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Such a pretty sight out our front window! ...
10/15/2021

Such a pretty sight out our front window!
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Happy to see these faces today! We sure do miss our story time. 🥺...
10/15/2021

Happy to see these faces today! We sure do miss our story time. 🥺
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New product! Comfort Cross started in the middle of the pandemic when its founder, Spring, needed comfort the most. She ...
10/12/2021

New product! Comfort Cross started in the middle of the pandemic when its founder, Spring, needed comfort the most. She personally and prayerfully sews and stitches each Comfort Cross by hand, creating a comforting piece of art. Scroll to see a sample of the 12 designs we have in the shop!
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Actually, yesterday was! We opened in our new location on Zan Road on October 1, 2019. 😊..?
10/02/2021

Actually, yesterday was! We opened in our new location on Zan Road on October 1, 2019. 😊
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09/28/2021

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May I send you a one-page poster for your bulletin board?

Just reply with your street address.
⌡im [THE BookMan]
920.265.5966
Do you carry any indoor statues/figurines of the Blessed Mother?
Therapy dog Molly and I at the CBA!!:)
"God never called us to fix every tragedy or crisis that happens. But to minister God's eternal unchanging love in the mist of it with our therapy dogs"!!

Chaplain Ron
Nashville, TN
So glad to find this place after getting a recommendation from a friend. Maria it was wonderful meeting you!
I’m looking for a book of Catholic saints for kids. Target age around 4 years old. The one I have is very old fashioned and the language is hard to understand in addition to some more graphic illustrations (Picture Book of Saints by Lovasik). I’d love a good collection of Saints stories rather than a book just about one saint. Do you have any recommendations? Thanks in advance!
I can always find the perfect inspiring or uplifting gift at The Sycamore Tree! Thank you for being so thoughtful in selecting your inventory. 🙂

Found these sweet socks as a gift to a special young mama and her best guy!
Do you carry the Theology of the Body kids book, such as God Has Plan for Boys and for Girls, Every Body has something to Say, Everybody has Something to Give? Thank you!
Bible Journaling and Illustration event featuring wonderful products from Sycamore Tree. 10/5, 6:30 pm, First Baptist, 735 Park Street. Free and fun. All women are welcome! Sign up here:fbcparkstreet.com/journal
I visited your store for the first time today and was very impressed. I found the Bible I had been looking for, and I will be returning to shop again!
I desperately need a large print ESV Bible. Do you have any in stock?
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