Newtown Bookshop Reopening Under New Ownership
A former employee of the shop has purchased the business from previous owner Christine Godshall.
The Newtown Bookshop will be reincarnated.
The store, which recently closed its doors, will be opening again in the same shopping center under new ownership.
Kathy Morrison, a former employee of the shop, has purchased the business from previous owner Christine Godshall.
In an email sent Sunday to the store’s customers, Morrison announced that the shop would be reopening just a few doors down from its old location. She expects a reopening date sometime in June.
“Since the closing of the Newtown Bookshop was announced, I have thought back to many great personal memories,” Morrison said. “Memories include bringing my children, who are now in high school and college, to the bookshop as youngsters, watching their excitement as they waited for the next Harry Potter book to be given out at midnight, finding that perfect gift for a friend or just discovering that book that I could not put down.”
Morrison, a Newtown native and Council Rock graduate, said her time working at the bookstore and meeting the customers added to her fond memories of the shop.
“Reflecting upon this, and with the never-ending support of my husband and children, I could not let the opportunity pass by,” she said.
The new location will be on the other side of the Learning Express. The space is smaller in square footage and will offer “a superior selection of books, the same great staff, and programs such as Summer Reading Club.”
Eventually, Morrison said the store will offer e-books through its website.