After announcing a collaboration last fall, Brookline Booksmith has purchased the rights to the website of former Harvard Square business The Globe Corner Bookstore.
In a joint press release today on The Globe Corner Bookstore’s website, www.globecorner.com, the two book sellers announced the deal, which also includes the Booksmith’s acquisition of the Globe Corner Bookstore’s trademarks and trade names.
The Globe Corner Bookstore closed its Harvard Square store in 2011 after 29 years in business, but Patrick Carrier, the president of the store, has kept the map and specialty store open online.
Carrier stated in the press release on his store’s website that “it is a great pleasure” to pass on the legacy of the Globe Corner Bookstore to the independently-owned Brookline Booksmith, which is celebrating its 50th year in business.
“We could not have found a better home for globecorner.com and I am pleased that greater Boston area travelers will continue to have an opportunity to browse a deep and broad selection of travel books and maps,” Carrier said.
Last fall the Brookline Booksmith and The Globe Corner Bookstore collaborated to build a new wall-map section in the Brookline Booksmith, which is located in Coolidge Corner.
The Booksmith’s new travel section has added more than 2,000 different travel map titles covering every major city and region in the world, according to the store.
Dana Brigham, the manager and co-owner of the Brookline Booksmith, could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon. In the joint press release with the Globe Corner Bookstore, Brigham said it has been the Booksmith’s privilege to add the Globe Corner Bookstore’s expertise to its shelves.
“We’re excited to be folding more of the Globe Corner into what we do and sharing that with our community and beyond,” Brigham said.