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Owners of beloved bookstore to sell, retire

Open Door Bookstore employee Candace Madej places books into a bag for a customer behind a display of books by the late Maurice Sendak earlier this year.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Open Door Bookstore employee Candace Madej places books into a bag for a customer behind a display of books by the late Maurice Sendak earlier this year.
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After 30 years of running an independent bookstore in the heart of downtown Schenectady, the owners of the Open Door Bookstore have announced they will soon retire. Janet and John Hutchison are in the process of meeting with “enterprising people” to continue to enhance the local bookshop, which over the years has built a loyal customer base. They’re looking for buyers who will keep the store at its current location at 128 Jay St. “It’s ...

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newyorker65
October 11, 2012
12:16 p.m.

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It's a great little store where you can find a little something you won't see anyplace else. I hope the new owners will keep it just as nice. Congrats to the Hutchisons on their retirement!

Cortsmom87
October 11, 2012
3:16 p.m.

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How very sad to lose an icon. So many memories of taking my daughter there when she was little to pick out books and to see the neat assortment of toys and gifts. Congrats however on your retirement~

Angela901
October 11, 2012
3:25 p.m.

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Oh how you will be missed !! Enjoy your retirement !!

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