In 2011 I’ll be starting a new series featuring the Storefronts of Portsmouth. Today’s image captures many things I love about Portsmouth. A quaint storefront of a local business, a richly painted entrance, a shop nestled up against others alongside, a brick sidewalk, the warm glow of a shop where you can meet people (not a robot on some website). Gus & Ruby Letterpress is a cool stationary and invitation boutique on Congress Street, which moved during 2010 from its former location of a little spot on Market Street near the salt piles. It’s always a great thing when a business needs to move to a bigger space in order to meet the needs of its customers…it means business is thriving. I had the chance to visit the shop a few months back, and loved how much detail and thought went into decorating the interior. I love capturing detail, though I’m not always the best at creating it – so it’s always fun to see what folks come up with. Stop in to see them sometime.