Photo Gallery: The Newtown Bookshop Reopens
The store has opened under new ownership just a few doors down from its old location in the Village at Newtown Shopping Center.
The Newtown Bookshop has reopened in the same shopping center under new ownership. Kathy Morrison, a former employee of the shop, purchased the business from previous owner Christine Godshall.
The new location, which is smaller in square footage, is on the other side of the Learning Express.
Since it opened its doors a week ago, Morrison said she recognizes many of the same faces coming in to shop. “We’re seeing the same customers come in and some new ones,” she said.
The new store, which Morrison said is a little more than half the size of the old location, features books for adults, teens and children. “By year end, we hope to have e-books,” Morrison said.
In addition, Morrison hopes to host many events at the shop. Here’s what’s coming up soon at the Newtown Bookshop:
- This Monday at 7 p.m., author Mark Kram Jr. will be visit the shop to discuss his new book "Like Any Normal Day,” which is described as “a profound, powerful narrative of a golden boy's tragedy, a brother's devotion and a woman's complicated dilemma.”
- Starting June 19 through Aug. 2, there will be a six-week Summer Reading Club for children in grades kindergarten through five (no class week of July 4). The kids read one book each week then come in and meet. The teacher for that group will have discussions, activities and crafts ready for the group. “These clubs are to promote the joy of reading and the kids have lots of fun, we always have children that return every summer to join,” Morrison said. Stop in for more information and to sign up.
- On June 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the shop will host its official grand re-opening celebration. There will be special promotions, raffle baskets and special surprises.