Almost a year to the date after suffering major damage in a fire, Browse Awhile Books, Tipp City, Ohio, will officially reopen Saturday. The Dayton Daily News reported that the store held a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, during which owner Bill Jones expressed his appreciation to the community.
"Everybody has been as supportive as could be," he said.
As the rebuilding was nearing completion, the job of sorting, shelving and discarding 25-30 tons of books began, the Daily News wrote, adding: "The majority of books have been shelved with last minute work such as labeling shelves to be done before the official opening."
"It is sort of like having the family back together again," Jones noted.