We couldn’t use the 3-by-10-foot sign that had graced the Acton store — Second Hand Prose Books is now in Groton’s historic district, and commercial signage is thoughtfully regulated. We designed a tasteful new sign that would not have been out of place on this street when our building was built in 1896 or so — or in 1796 for that matter (phone number and URL notwithstanding). We got on the agenda of the Historic District Commission and got the sign approved to hang in front of the shop.
Click on the image at right to get a look at the new sign, along with the bookstore's owner.
Drop in on Saturday August 17th from 2:00 to 5:00 as we celebrate our recently completed move to Groton. We’ll have a variety of goodies from Bliss Bakery — newly opened on Main Street in town — while they last!
And books. The shelves are getting full, though there will always be more to do.
Admire our newly approved and newly hung sign out front. Enjoy the recently completed paint job — Second Hand Prose Books blue, which looks very fine in this bright space.
Hope to see you on the 17th!
We opened at 11:00 today on schedule, after a 3-week push to relocate the store. Our Square even arrived in time for opening day, so we were able to take credit cards. See our Goodbye Acton, Hello Groton
album on Facebook for photos of the process of the move.