Newtonville Books announced tonight it will move to Newton Centre this April, due to increased demand for space for its events and from patrons closer to a T-stop. Its name will not change. Read the note sent via the bookstore e-newsletter from owner Mary Cotton, who will keep readers in the loop on the move, below.
To Our Loyal Customers,
After thirteen years at its present location, Newtonville Books is moving to Newton Centre in April. As you know, we host somewhere between 75 and 100 events, writing workshops, and bookclubs each year. We feel the role of the independent bookstore is to enliven its community with quality literary programming; but there is a wide swath of book lovers who can’t attend our events because we’re not off the subway system. For this reason, we decided to move to Newton Centre. We’ll be updating you on the move in our weekly newsletter, and on our Facebook page.
A couple of items of note relating to the move:
All gift certificates, rewards cards, memberships and store credits will be valid in the new location, too.
We will no longer be carrying used books; instead, we’ll be expanding the size of our children’s section in the new location.
I know the bookstore’s exit from Newtonville leaves a void in the village. I can only hope something terrific goes into the space we currently occupy, especially as my family and I live in Newtonville, just a block from Walnut Street. So you’ll continue to see me in and around the village. I hope to see YOU at our new location at Langley Place in Newton Centre, next to Jumbo Seafood, starting in April. (And I hope that you’ll keep shopping with us in Newtonville until then!) It’s our intention to keep growing the store and servicing the Newton community with a terrific selection of books and literary programming.
P.S. We’ll still be called Newtonville Books, to honor our heritage!