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New owner is sold on Newton bookstore

Believes story isn’t over for his industry

Readers can find everything from forgotten children’s classics to bestsellers at the New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton. Readers can find everything from forgotten children’s classics to bestsellers at the New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton. (Wendy Maeda/Globe Staff/file 2010)
By Leslie Anderson, Travis Andersen and Derek Anderson
Globe Staff | Globe Correspondent / November 26, 2011
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Tom Lyons would like everyone to know that reports of the printed book’s demise are greatly exaggerated. As the new owner of Newton’s New England Mobile Book Fair, he’s banking on it. “Pretty much everybody I talk to loves books and reads books and wants their children to feel and put their hands on a book,’’ said Lyons, who took the helm of the region’s largest independent bookseller this week.

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