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Business Spotlight: New Bookstore Now Open in Eureka

Information about a new local business submitted as part of our irregular Small Business Spotlight feature.

Hometown Books opened in September. Photo Courtesy Bob Moore
Hometown Books opened in September. Photo Courtesy Bob Moore
Eureka-Wildwood Patch invited small business owners to submit information about their business for an irregular "small business spotlight" feature. Here's what was submitted from Bob Moore, who, with his wife, has just opened a new business in Eureka, Hometown Books, 107 E. Fifth Street, phone 636-587-9000.

When was the business founded? September 2013 

How did the business come to be?  Bob & Vicky Moore, owner of Earthbound Recycling, have been going to a lot of estate sales, garage sales, etc. and have been collecting books for several months in order to open a bookstore. 

Why did you choose the area you did? The area does not have many choices for buying used books. Our location on Fifth Street has a high traffic count. 

What does your business offer? We have 37 categories of books available such as History, Science fiction, Romance novels, Religion, Classics, Westerns, Self Help and Children. 

What's something interesting about your business customers might not know? We sell books by the pound. Paperbacks sell for $4.95/lb, with hardbacks selling for less per pound at $3.50/lb. this makes books more equal in price no mater how old they are or how heavy. 

What's your most popular product or service? Books!

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Don October 08, 2013 at 09:44 AM
Gee, it would have been nice to give their location somewhere in the article. Somewhere on 5th Street. I see #107 on the post in front of the building but still don't really know where that's at.
Kurt Greenbaum October 08, 2013 at 09:53 AM
Thank you for your kind, thoughtful suggestion. I've added the address.
rick kroeger October 08, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Most excellent way to promote readership. Learn that in "J" school did ya?
Kurt Greenbaum October 09, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Mr. Moore, I published the number you submitted to us. I've corrected the article to reflect this number. Thank you.

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