My Husband and I fell in love with the idea of turning a cozy Kannapolis, NC millhouse into a gently used bookstore and coffee shop. We recognized the need for a gathering place where lovers of books and coffee drinkers could meet, stories could be shared and good times could be had. A place where local artists could come together and share their passion and show/sell their art. Editions is all this and more, and we are glad to say that it is also in our hometown – which is just a 30 minute drive northeast of Charlotte on I-85.
Our bookstore is nestled in the historic downtown area, just across the street from the Dale Earnhardt Memorial park and a block from the Kannapolis Train Station. The downtown, which is going through a revitalization process, has a quaint village appearance and a lovely movie house, the Gem Theatre, that has been a showplace since the 1940’s.
Kannapolis, North Carolina is also home to the North Carolina Research Campus which sits where the Cannon Mills Towel Factory once stood.
There is always something good going on in and around the downtown area. There is a large calendar of events that covers the year and is sure to have something for everyone!
There is also a growing Arts Community that is working with the city to add culture and diversity through music, dance, performance acts, art festivals and artist led classes.
Dawn and Jay are Ohio natives but have lived in Kannapolis with their son, Gavin, for the past 10 years. Dawn volunteered her time with Downtown Kannapolis, Inc. and helped to coordinate the Kannapolis Wine Festival and the Kannapolis Holiday Market. She also volunteered with Kannapolis Arts helping with the Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Classes organized in conjunction with the City of Kannapolis.
Jay works with Metallic Building Systems, a metal building company based out of Houston, Tx. While in Kannapolis, he has been an active Boy Scout leader with his son Gavin’s troop at Trinity United Methodist Church. Gavin, a graduate of A.L. Brown High School, has been awarded his Eagle Scout and now attends North Carolina State University.