It isn’t every day that you get to have a Pathway Reading (similar to that of a tarot reading) when you interview a store, but that is exactly what the Hello Hobart team got when we visited the Page & Cup in Elizabeth Street.
Owner Lynn welcomed us in before opening to discover her store prior to our reading. The range offered by the Page & Cup is vast, with an extensive library of books for sale through to teas and antiques.
‘I spend a long time researching every book I stock. I source the books from recommendations and ensure their reviews are strong’, said Lynn.
Lynn tells us that during Dark Mofo a lecturer from Sydney, who is studying paganism, bought six books and commended the Page & Cup on the range of bespoke books not readily found in Australia.
In addition, you’ll find an eclectic mix of antiques that Lynn has hand-picked for the store. She has a passion for Native American culture and is knowledgeable about a whole range of curiosities.
For Lynn, or Mamma Bear as she is affectionately known by, takes her readings with the upmost care and passion.
The Pathway Reading was a new experience for this Hello Hobart team member, not knowing what to expect or do. Lynn was very friendly and explained as we went. Lynn offers a number of different readings, but her most popular one, and the one we experienced, was a 6-card Pathway Reading, which includes 2 questions at the end.
Without devolving any secrets from the reading, we came out leaving more enlightened and with a little ‘nudge’ on some decision-making.
‘I have people who are very moved by the readings, often people will cry or become emotional. One particular customer came to me recently and said that she had been thinking of her reading all year’, said Lynn.
Lynn’s journey to opening the Page & Cup was an unexpected path into retail alongside her readings. ‘I actually came from a background in marketing for 30 + years, but after a series of events, some positive and others not so much, I came to this beautiful space and it is exactly where I was meant to be.’
And the name The Page & Cup? ‘The Page of Cups’ is actually the name of a tarot card. With the blend of both of Lynn’s passions, books and tea, she thought it only fitting to name the store as such.
The Page & Cup hosts a range of guests who run workshops, like the upcoming Soul Exploration Workshop.
Located at 204 Elizabeth Street, Hobart and is open Tuesday through to Sunday.