Sisters Buy Block Island's Island Bound Bookstore
Island Bound Bookstore on Block Island, Rhode Island, has been bought by Susan Bush and Laura Parsons, who are sisters and had been interested in the store since founder Cindy Lasser put it up for sale last February, Bookselling This Week reported.
Bush is the owner of Albany Records, which produces "uncommonly classical" music and was manager of the Albany, N.Y., symphony. Parsons is a child psychologist. Bush is a full-time resident on Block Island, and Parsons has a home there.
Bush plans to apply her experience in the music business to Island Bound Bookstore. "I know about managing inventory and I know about running a company," she told BTW. "If loving to read books and being big consumers of books is any advantage, then both my sister and I are at the top of the heap on that."
Bush will attend Winter Institute in Minneapolis, Minn., and the Paz & Associates workshop beforehand. She's also working with Paz & Associates on a facelift for the store.