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Bookstores rethink, rebuild their business as pandemic eases

March 4, 2021 Digital Media Exclusive

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Christine Border, left, and her sister, Lisa Fico, owners of the new The Little Green Bookstore in Harmony. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle
MaryAnn Shook at the horror shelf in the stocking room at Readers’ Paradise in Oakland Township.

HARMONY -- Sisters Lisa Fico and Christine Border, who recently opened The Little Green Bookstore in Harmony, strive to be different.

Some have had to reinvent the way they do business.

And despite the effects of the pandemic on publishing, independent bookstores such as The Little Green Bookstore and others in Butler County are forging ahead, some starting out new and others reopening.

This is an excerpt from Friday's Butler Eagle. Subscribe online or in print to read the full article.

Erik Bell sorts magazines at the Book Nook on Main Street in Butler. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle

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