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Ep‌ ‌5:‌ ‌Creating‌ ‌Community‌ ‌through‌ ‌Books‌ ‌with‌ ‌Paul‌ ‌Swydan,‌ ‌The‌ ‌Silver‌ ‌ Unicorn‌ ‌Bookstore‌

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Creating Community through Books | Love Your Life Podcast with Dr. Pam Jarboe and Dr. Lauren Yeager

The Silver Unicorn is a bookstore like any other, a haven where thousands of stories that bring wonderful lessons can be found. It’s located in the heart of West Acton Village, a hidden gem that serves readers of all ages, interests, and all heights!

It is owned and founded by Paul Swydan, a father, entrepreneur, and a former sportswriter and has written for The Boston Globe, ESPN the Magazine, Pitchfork, and Baseball Prospectus. 

Opening a new bookstore in this era of Kindle, ebooks, and where everything is published digitally is a leap of faith. And for Paul Swydan, that leap of faith was worth the risk!

Join us in this episode as Paul talks about how he started the Silver Unicorn and how he overcame the challenges of opening up a bookstore. See how he manages to stay in the game while having many roles (father, husband, business owner) and still being an active community member. Moreover, he talks about how the bookstore is creating a community by connecting people that share the same interest – reading books! Have you visited a bookstore lately? If you haven’t, we recommend you to drop by The Silver Unicorn, they’re open 7 days a week and be sure to attend their Saturday storytime with an author at 11 AM.

Episode Highlights

  • How Silver Unicorn Bookstore started and how it’s helping to improve the quality of life for the local community
  • Community and book reading events with local authors
  • Selling books and communities
  • Paul’s vision for Silver Unicorn Bookstore 
  • Paul’s way to love your life, stay upbeat, and be in the game
  • Reminding yourself of whatever it is that is truly important in your life

Where to reach Paul Swydan:

The Silver Unicorn Bookstore
12 Spruce Street, Acton MA
Phone: 978.274.2757

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