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Final chapter for bookstore owner

Open Door Bookstore proprietor looks towards retirement, business for sale

— “I think we go a step beyond what a big box store can do,” she said.

Still, the advent of electronic books has made things even more difficult.

“The biggest competition any brick-and-mortar bookstore faces is Amazon,” she said. “They are gobbling up a lot of small businesses.”

The store also started to offer eBooks through its website to cater to digital tastes. Many people still enjoy traditional books over digital versions, Hutchison said, so she’s confident the paper will not be going out of fashion anytime soon.

Hutchison has been meeting potential buyers.

“We are looking for buyers who will continue the business at its current location,” she said. “Our customers are very loyal and supportive. We are looking for a buyer who will care for them as much as we do.”

Anyone interested in purchasing the business may contact Janet or John Hutchison by email at jhutchison1@earthlink.net. The Open Door Bookstore is located in downtown Schenectady on the Jay Street Marketplace.

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