Mary Ellen's Journal

Shopping Online at Old Town Books!

Shopping Online at Old Town Books!

Shopping Online at Old Town Books! A LETTER TO OUR OTB CUSTOMERS: UPDATE MARCH 25, 2020 Dear Friends, We hope you are managing to carve out your "new normal" in this time of COVID-19. That's exactly what we are doing here at Old Town Books. Grab your book bag and let...

Children’s Story Time and a COVID-19 Update

Children’s Story Time and a COVID-19 Update

We hope all of you are staying healthy through these difficult days of COVID-19. Old Town Books remains open, with complimentary coffee and hand sanitizer! We practice shoulder bumping and social distancing, and we are working hard to keep our beautiful store clean...

The Start of a Decade

The Start of a Decade

2020 at Old Town Books has been “a lot of work and a lot of fun”! On February 29th , we will be threemonths old! So, obviously, we are still learning about all things BOOKS! One of the things I love mostabout this bookstore is that it is (and will always be) ever...

The Old Town Books Story

The Old Town Books Story

Old Town Books (OTB) came about, as most independent bookstores do, as a labor of love-- love of BOOKS, love of bookstores, and love for the “book community,” those people who love EVERYTHING that books give to us, knowledge, understanding, insight, inspiration,...

About Mary Ellen

About Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Hartje, owner of Old Town Books in San Angelo, TX, was born and raised in San Angelo.  She attended Baylor University (BA and PhD) and Angelo State University (MAT).  She taught secondary school for a couple of years; after receiving her graduate degrees,...