Our Story

The Story Behind OUr Name

When searching for the perfect name, we looked all over for a personal meaning, something that tied into the history of the building or the bookstore that was in the space for 50+ years.

Our search led us to a short, uncomplicated, follow-your-dreams poem by 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson, To Make A Prairie. The idea of two seemingly simple things, with a dream, being able create something big and beautiful resonated with us and from that The Clover and the Bee was born.

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee.

One clover, and a bee,

And revery.

The revery alone will do,

If bees are few.

- Emily Dickinson, To Make A Prairie