The portable bookstore

Four years ago, the Bohemian Book Bin moved out of the Kings Mall to a 2,000-square-foot building in Lake Katrine, as a way of avoiding a hefty increase in the rent. Now the used bookstore, which stocks approximately 30,000 books, is moving again, this time to the small strip mall on Route 9W opposite the Kings Valley Diner.

The Lake Katrine location was a disappointment, noted bookstore owner Linda Harrington. Her initial plans to buy the building had fallen through, a let-down that she now considers a blessing.

“Our customers complained they could never find us,” she said. “We got yelled at once a day.” Many of her 2,000 or so regular customers weren’t so regular anymore — visiting once a month, compared to every other week when the store was at the Kings Mall.


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