Cupboard Maker Books

157 N Enola Rd.

Enola, PA 17025

717-732-7288

 

Please direct all event and press inquiries to Sam Coons at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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ABOUT CUPBOARD MAKER BOOKS

  • History
    • The Cupboard Maker began as a custom furniture business in 1998 specializing in hand-crafted cupboards. The original store had a single bookshelf.  This bookshelf grew and expanded over the years and across three locations until it eventually became 125,000 books in the current 6,500 square foot building.  The store inventory celebrates genre fiction like Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Horror, Westerns, but there is a large selection of nonfiction and literary fiction as well.  In 2012 the store began a partnership with a local rescue, Castaway Critters, to foster cats.
  • About Michelle
    • Michelle Mioff-Haring is the owner and manager of Cupboard Maker Books. After getting her Masters in History, Michelle started the original Cupboard Maker with her husband Jason while also teaching at McDevitt High School.  When her son was born, she left teaching to be a full-time stay at the bookstore Mommy.  Michelle is an avid book-lover, often reading a book per day, and her greatest joy (besides her son) is sharing her love of reading with the world.
  • About the Staff
    • Kristian Beverly is the Cupboard Maker Books’ in-house artist. She painted most of the books along the north side of the building, all of the books along the east side, the book collages inside the store, and the Emerald City above the Children’s Section (the sketch of the Emerald City provided by another artist).  She is also responsible for the vast majority of the store’s Instagram content, and for most of the photos and videos shared on the store’s social media.
    • Sam Coons is the event coordinator for the store. Sam can be contacted through the store email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for event or press inquiries.
    • Mouse the Bookstore Cat, Annika the Reluctant Bookstore Cat, and Zak the Bookstore Cat are the resident bookstore cats of the Cupboard Maker Books.  They roam the store freely and help acclimate the foster cats to the bookstore.  Mouse and Zak love people and adventures while Annika does not.

LOCATION

  • 2 hours /113.2 from Philadelphia, PA
  • 2.5 hours/ 173 miles from New York, NY
  • 1.24 hours/ 80.8 miles from Baltimore, MD
  • 2.15 hours/ 121 miles from Washington DC
  • 3.16 hours/199.2 miles from Pittsburgh, PA
  • 26 minutes/20.2 miles from Hershey, PA
  • 2.41 hours/163.9 miles from New Jersey
  • 20 minutes/17.5 miles from Harrisburg International Airport
  • 1.48 hours/ 119 miles from Philadelphia international airport
  • 12 minutes/4.9 miles from Amtrak

AWARDS

  • 2020 Reader’s Choice Independent Bookstore Harrisburg Magazine Simply the Best
  • 2017 Reader’s Choice Independent Bookstore Harrisburg Magazine Simply the Best
  • 2016 Reader’s Choice Independent Bookstore Harrisburg Magazine Simply the Best
  • 2015 Reader’s Choice Independent Bookstore Harrisburg Magazine Simply the Best
  • 2014 Reader’s Choice Independent Bookstore Harrisburg Magazine Simply the Best
  • 2018 RT Book Innovation of the Year
  • 2013 RT Bookseller of the year
  • 2019 RWA Bookseller of the Year

PARTNERS

NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

EVENTS

As a genre friendly store, our customer base varies widely. Because of being located near a major US route, a high number of new customers visit the store, which allows us to sell new books constantly.

  • Author Signings
    • Authors include Maria V. Snyder, Justina Ireland, Geri Krotow
    • Multi Author Examples
      • Bookstore Romance Day 2019 (123 authors' books sold)
      • Bookstore Romance Day 2020 (173 authors' books sold)
      • Independent Bookstore Day 2021 (58 authors' books sold)
    • Single Author Examples
      • Maria V. Snyder, The Eyes of Tamburah Exclusive Release (146 copies sold)
      • Heather Heyford, A Taste of Chardonnay (118 copies sold)
  • Book Clubs
    • Fantasy
      • Books that fall under fantasy, urban fantasy, science fiction, or magical realism.
    • Fountain of Youth
      • Adults who enjoy reading “new adult” or “teen/young adult” books.
    • Fun Yarns
      • Talk about your favorite books while working on a craft project of your choice.
    • Mystery
      • Books that fall under cozy, historical, or thriller.
    • Romance
      • Books that have Happily Ever After or Happily For Now.
    • Story Makers Challenge
      • This challenge book club is aimed towards writers. Each category focuses on an aspect of writing to inspire creativity or critical thinking.
    • Teen
      • Books fall under teen, with a gravitation towards older teen.
    • Well-Read Black Girl
      • A nationwide book club aiming to “introduce a cohort of diverse writers to future generations."
  • Community Building events: Pin Parties, Craft Days
  • Literary Themed Parties
    • Examples
      • Dracula
      • Sherlock Holmes
      • Regency
      • Genre-themed

PROMOTIONS

  • Signs in store
  • Promotional flyers
  • Online calendar/website space
  • Social media advertising
    • Includes stories
  • Local business promotion
  • Local online community calendars
  • Local news outlets
  • Weekly email newsletter
    • 2500 subscribers

SUBSCRIPTIONS

  • Book Subscriptions
    • $99.00 Book-a-Week for a year (used books)

LINKS TO SOCIAL MEDIA

 


Visit our store to find your next book 

or give us a call at 717-732-7288 for an inventory check.