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Leon & Lulu Wins Retail Excellence Award

Home furnishings retailer Leon & Lulu  has won the Retailer Excellence Award for Store Events from Gifts and Decorative Accessories magazine.

The Clawson, Mich., store, co-owned by wife and husband team Mary Liz Curtin  and Stephen Scannell, was honored for its Books & Authors event, which it hosts each fall to benefit the Detroit Free Press Gift of Reading program. 

“We are just delighted to be recognized again by GDA,” said Mary Liz Curtin, co-owner of Leon & Lulu. “Receiving a Retailer Excellence Award is a true honor and we could not be happier. The Books & Authors event is one of our favorite events because it provides local authors and their readers the opportunity to interact. Even better, it benefits the Gift of Reading program, which puts a new book in the hands of every child third grade and under in the city of Detroit.”

Gifts and Decorative Accessories magazine selected Leon & Lulu from hundreds of applicants from across the country, which are judged in categories including Store Design, Marketing, and Visual Merchandising.

The fifth-annual Books & Authors event, will take place 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27 at Leon & Lulu. An expected 50 authors will be there shaking hands with readers, finding new fans and selling their books. There is no fee to exhibit or attend, and the event will benefit for Detroit Free Press Gift of Reading program.

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