Carol and Glenn Dromgoole are the owners of the renowned Texas Star Trading Company. Located in Abilene, Texas, the famous store features locally-made Texas products as well as the most beautiful books published by Texas authors. They are friends with so many of these authors, who rely on them to share our cultural works with the people of West Texas. As sponsors of the Friends of the Abilene Public Library, they host authors who speak about their work to large and enthusiastic crowds. Aside from a large dose of Texas hospitality, authors can expect large helpings of local food, lovingly made by the members of the organization. I was so grateful for my opportunity to speak to the group last Earth Day.
Following the well-attended talk, I had the pleasure of visiting their beautiful downtown store at 174 Cypress Street in Abilene. Below a well-crafted tin ceiling, I was amazed to see one of the deepest collections of Texas books to be found anywhere in the state. If your travels take you to this West Texas jewel, you will be greeted with Texas books, beautiful Texas products and most importantly, genuine hospitality. To see a little of store, go to their site. Enjoy!