Vega offered to purchase the books with either cash or store credit, as is the store’s policy, but Consler said she did not want anything for them.
“I just want to pay it forward,” Consler said.
Vega insisted she at least take some chocolate candy sold at Black Tree Books register.
Another customer who browsed the books at Black Tree Thursday was Cathy Kemp of Milford. She bought several paperbacks.
“I always come here because they have inexpensive paperbacks and a good selection,” Kemp said. “I like romance, mysteries and science fiction. She always has something new and she is always so nice.”
Vega said that she has a very good customer base and the books she offers seem to be the books people want. Her inventory of both new and used books come and go at a steady pace.
“When a book is turned into a movie or a series on TV there is a renewed interest in the book,” Vega said. “For example I have sold a lot of ‘Game of Thrones’ books. Also ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘End Games’ and ‘50 Shades of Grey,’ they are selling well.”
Vega, who is pregnant with her third child, takes turns with her husband working the bookstore and raising their family. They employ one other person part-time so the two can have family time a few hours each week.