Independent Bookstore Arrives in Colchester
Colchester, CT—November 15, 2012 Books & Boos, an independent bookstore offering used books, new books, and novelties, is opening its doors on November 20 in Colchester.
The book shop is located at 514 Westchester Road, on the corner of Routes 16 and 149 in the Westchester section of town. “We’re right across from the Valero gas station, next to Dr. Khybery’s office,” says co-owner Stacey Harris.
She and her husband Jason decided to open the store to “indulge in our love of books, and in an effort to help support local authors.” One section of the store will feature novels by New England authors who have published with smaller presses, and may not be able to compete for shelf space in a larger bookstore.
The store will be open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 AM – 6 PM. Previously-read trade paperbacks will be $2.00 per book and hardcovers will be individually priced. “We want to offer great books at a low price,” Harris said. “We have a bargain bin with greatly reduced and free books, too!” A wide selection of books of all genres, including children’s’ books, will be available.
Books & Boos also has a selection of unusual novelties, including horror-themed action figures and pillows. “We’re working with some great artists and craftspeople to bring a unique selection of affordable gifts to fill out our shelves,” Harris said.
Upcoming events for the store include their Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 8, which will feature author Kristi Petersen Schoonover holding a Q & A session and reading from her latest novel, Bad Apple, from 12 – 2 PM. Author Jan Kozlowski is scheduled to appear on Dec. 15 from 12 – 2 PM, and writer Rob Watts will be at the store Jan. 5 from 2 – 4 PM.
For more information, visit the store’s website at www.booksandboos.com or call the store at (860) 861-6214.