The Easton Main Street Initiative (EMSI) has unveiled its 2023 holiday ornament – the Quadrant Book Mart & Coffee House, a quaint hometown gem located in the heart of Easton’s historic downtown district – in the 10th annual year of honoring city landmarks with these exclusive local collectibles.
The ornaments cost $20 and are available at store.shopdowntowneaston.com, at select merchants in Downtown Easton and at the information tents at the Easton Farmers’ Market and the Easton Winter Village, which opens Nov. 18 and runs through Dec. 17. Proceeds of the ornament sales support EMSI, a program of the nonprofit Greater Easton Development Partnership, and help offset holiday events and programs EMSI hosts.
Only 750 ornaments are crafted for purchase. Past ornaments have sold out quickly.
The Quadrant Book Mart & Coffee House joins nine other beloved Easton landmarks commemorated as unique decorative ornaments: The Peace Candle, Easton Bugler, Easton Farmers’ Market, Northampton Street “Free” Bridge, State Theatre, Cottingham Stadium, The Carmelcorn Shop, Laubach’s Department Store and last year’s Mount Vernon Hotel.
The volunteer EMSI Events Committee decides the ornament subject at the beginning of every year, representing a piece of Easton. Ornaments are custom made in the U.S. by Beacon.
With pride and sincere gratitude, Jo Moranville, one of the owners of The Quadrant, said, “As caretakers of this old building, with its deep history in the community, we could not be more pleased to be renowned with this beautiful ornament. It will have an esteemed place on our tree for years to come. We love knowing that this will serve as a remembrance for so many others, who also love the history and beautiful architecture of Easton.”
Since the program’s existence, over 7,000 ornaments have been sold, with countless shipped all over the United States.