Ashe County Friends Corner is the best little gift shop around! Located in the Ashe County Public Library, the Friends Corner has “like new” books and magazines, as well as older vintage books in good condition, at excellent affordable prices.
The Friends Corner also has gift baskets for all interests and ages. In the last year, Mary Carol Elmore retired from making gift baskets and passed the torch to a new basket-making team; Regina Ratner and Linda Brinegar.
The two meet-up at the library each week to create all sorts of beautiful themed baskets for “bookish” gift giving. They fill baskets with trinkets, toys, small handy items, beautiful novelties, books, music, games, etc. … There is literally something for everyone. Whenever I need to find a gift for the hard-to-shop-for person, I always have best of luck looking here. The price is right and gift value is priceless … perfect for bargain shoppers! These basket-makers are dedicated volunteers who love creating unique lovely gifts out of whatever items they can find.
All proceeds from the Friends Corner, books and basket sales, are used to fund library programming. Gift baskets are great gifts for any occasion, but especially this weekend with Easter coming! If you are looking for something personalized, custom baskets can be ordered. So don’t hesitate to ask for Regina and Linda. They love the challenge of making specialty baskets.