The Big Move

Apr 19, 2021 | Announcements

*Now Open at 122 S. 2nd St.*

Thanks so much to all our wonderful volunteers who lent a hand (and strong backs) to move our entire stock and fixtures from our old home to the new!

Construction is underway on the renovations to our new home! Our Main Street location is now closed, but during this closure our entire inventory of great used, new and antiquarian books is available here.

If you’re looking for new books that we don’t have in stock, please have a look at our storefront for a wonderful alternative to Amazon that actually supports independent bookstores like ours, or Email us for help with special orders.

We can’t wait to share our new home with you. Stay tuned for updates!

September 29 update: The lights are on and we’re almost home! The electrical work is nearing completion and the beautiful original hardwood floors have been restored to a warm glow. The railing for the fiction mezzanine is almost finished — we’re just waiting on the hand-crafted custom top rail. Somehow, Marc managed to properly wire our new sound system, testing it out with some Jane’s Addiction the other night.

We’re getting close to being able to bring our shelves out of storage and introduce them to our new, freshly painted walls. Stay tuned!

July 20 update: Renovation work continues. The framing and plumbing rough-in are complete, and work has begun on the electrical and audio wiring. The sheetrockers come next. In the meantime, if you’re missing browsing our shelves for your next good read, the next best thing is still an option: explore our collection online here.

All of our contractors have been swamped with work this summer, and we want to thank them for finding a way to prioritize our bookstore. It’s going to be an amazing space — we can’t wait to invite you all in!

May 21 update: With the help of our amazing volunteers, Mike Johnson, John Henry Haseltine, Dan Rice, Maggie Anderson, Marlin Brokaw, Mary Clare, Chris Brookhart, Bob Schleicher, David Buth, Vanessa Chavarriaga and Dain Rodwell, we managed to move all of our books (about 20,000), shelving units, display units, etc. into storage! During this time, the Book Mover 1000 was upgraded to the Book Mover 2000. Here are clips of it in action:

May 5 update: The books are mostly boxed up and transportation to the new space has begun. While construction is happening upstairs, we’re storing some 15,000 books in our basement. The thought of carrying that many heavy boxes down a flight of steps inspired Marc to develop our “Book Mover 1000” (patent-pending).



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