The much beloved Newtonville Books held its grand re-opening party Thursday night in its new digs in Newton Centre. (Despite its relocation, the store retains its original name--forever confounding those who rely solely on GPS.)
My favorite part of the new book store is the customer counter/book seller area. The counter consists of hundreds of used books, their spines tucked inside. I will admit that I touched the books, but that was before I saw the keep-hands-off sign. Oops! (I later confessed my transgression to book seller Sarah Rettger, pictured below.) Framed pieces of the walls bearing the signatures and notes of authors who read at the original store over the years are now hanging at the new place.
Among the many Boston-area literati at the grand opening were Nichole Bernier, Kenneth J. Calhoun, Anita Diamant, Atul Gawande, Richard Hoffman, Holly LeCraw, Randy Susan Meyers, Tom Perotta, Henriette Power, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Elizabeth Searle, Tracy Strauss, and Laura Zigman.
Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Centre
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