Ashland Artisan Emporium

Featured Vendor: #211, Ambrosia Books – Ashland Artisans Emporium

Featured Vendor: #211, Ambrosia Books

Ashland Artisans Emporium

Come visit AMBROSIA BOOKS, a world-class bookstore within a store, at the Ashland Artisan Emporium, 1670 Ashland Street, Vendor #211. Four booths are well stocked with about 7,000 quality, low priced, used and Antiquarian books. These booths are located in the back left corner of the store. Book categories include: Literature, Drama, Mystery, Children, Eastern & Western Philosophy, Psychology, Music, Art, Fine Arts, History, Natural History, Cooking, Gardening, History, Religion, Travel, and Science.

Another both in the last aisle on the left, features 7,000 CDs and about 1,500 LPs. Categories include lots of Jazz, (many scarce titles), Classical, Light Classical, Movies & Broadway, World, Pop, Folk, Blues, Gospel, Country, Opera, New Age, and Cajun Music. Across the aisle, another booth features small collectibles, masks, Asian and African art, metal and wooden art, small figurines, plus books on food and flowers.

Framed art reproductions in usual frames are at the ends of the booths. Books, music and collectibles are arriving each week. So please check back.

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Ashland Artisan Emporium

The Ashland Artisan Emporium is owned by Michelle Christian, wife and mother of 3 daughters. Her husband, Travis, is the business manager for Adroit Construction in Ashland, Oregon. The Emporium was the vision of Michael Rydbom, Michelle's father. In April of 2010, Michael asked his daughter if she would be willing to help transform the old DJ's Video space into a crafter's marketplace. Michelle had always admired her dad's entrepreneurial spirit and was eager to make him proud, so even though she already had two kids, a real estate career and one more daughter on the way, she said yes. On November 1, 2010, the store opened it's doors to a welcome reception from the community. They were voted Best New Business of 2010 only months later by the Ashland Sneak Preview. Within weeks of opening, the store was at capacity and had quickly become the "go-to" store for all things unique and affordable.

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