Behind the Green Vest Book Signing
Author Clay Bonnyman Evans stopped by the Boulder Book Store to talk about his newest book, Behind the Green Vest, at a book signing event on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Clay was joined by McGuckin Hardware founding family members, Dave and Dee Hight and long time employee, Bruce Ramp.
About the Book:
McGuckin Hardware is Boulder as much as Boulder is McGuckin Hardware. This is a book to pay tribute to the iconic store that was created by Bill McGuckin, stewarded by his family, and grown by the Boulder community. It’s both an acknowledgement to Boulder for its support over the years and also a tribute to the innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity born up and down the aisles of the store.
The book highlights McGuckin Hardware’s role in the community, not only as an independent business suited to the needs of its residents, but as a platform to bring ideas from conception to reality. In that way the McGuckin model can be extrapolated to reflect the importance of independent businesses in general as the lifeblood of their respective communities, keeping money local and the “small town, downtown” spirit alive.