Congratulations to Books and Crannies, Martinsville, Va., whose grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony is today.
The store is owned by Deshanta Hairston, who won a $12,715 grant from Startup Martinsville after crafting a business plan, the Martinsville Bulletin reported. The paper said that the new bookstore owner "felt something was missing in the Martinsville community" since a Waldenbooks closed.
The store sells new and used books and is located in the Henry, formerly the Henry Hotel. While Hairston is particularly fond of YA books, "books of all genres grace her shelves." She also aims to offer a range of community activities, including a book club and kids' story time.