We are two best friends who, beyond all else, love books.
It’s been a shared lifelong dream of ours to own a bookstore. Unfortunately, with ever-rising rent prices and the advent of companies like Amazon, opening a brick and mortar store just isn’t financially viable for two people to start from scratch.
So, we thought of the next best thing; we decided to purchase an ex-bookmobile and convert it into a full-time living space and bookstore. The chance to combine the element of running our own bookstore with living in a self-sustainable manner into one cohesive vision is exceptionally rare.
We’ve decided to focus on the underrepresented fringe genres of literature, allowing us to tap into a vein that we feel has been long-ignored.
In specializing in fringe literature, The Road Virus will serve as a venue proving to be an outlier's dream. No longer will someone with a slightly different worldview need to walk into a bookstore and immediately beeline for the back shelf consisting of one or two rows of books. Instead, amongst our shelves, you will find yourself literally surrounded by words and stories trained on releasing the darker parts of life.