It's no secret I like this building. I have posted pictures of it here, here, here, here, and posted pictures of the bookstore here and here. The back of the bookstore even has a small theatre that the owners use to show old movies and put on plays.
One of the neat things about the building is the old neon Iris sign. I don't think I have ever seen it lit up but that's about to change. For the last week or so, workers have been busy painting, rewiring, and replacing. When they are done the Iris theatre sign will come alive again.
Gayle and Ron Harris who own Books and Crannies the store in the building have taken great care to try to preserve the building and keep the spirit of the Iris alive.
I can't wait to see the sign lit up, and I will be sure to post it here.
You can find more information on the history of the theater here.
If your looking for a book, give Books and Crannies a call. They just might have it. They also have brought in regional and national writers for book signings.