New Old Bookshop

31294_388816059372_73406619372_3831782_6481123_n.jpgThe Bookshop in Old New Castle had its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony this past weekend. The Bookshop is a co-op of four regional booksellers: Oak Knoll Books, Between the Covers Rare Books, Kelmscott Bookshop, and the Old Bookshop of Bordentown. I asked Dan Gregory of Between the Covers about it, and here is his heart-warming response:

“The Grand Opening was a magnificent success and got the new shop off to a great start! I don’t know if Bob Fleck’s staff kept count, but at least a hundred librarians, collectors and booksellers, as well as local and state politicians, were on hand to watch the four partners take a giant pair of scissors to cut the ceremonial ribbon ... The shop has a website and all four dealers are no strangers to selling on the Internet, but I think it was a success because people who love books know there is no substitute for seeing them in person, and holding them in your hands. The digital age is wonderful, but for bibliophiles it only reinforces the irreplaceable appreciation for the book as physical objects. Similarly, browsing in a bricks and mortar book store is a unique experience, full of serendipity and surprise, and one we’re happy to provide.”

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The Bookshop is located in New Castle, Delaware, just minutes from I-95 and the Delaware Memorial Bridge. It will be open for browsers and buyers Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Images courtesy of Between the Covers Rare Books. You can see more on their Facebook page
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