Greyhound Indie Bookstore will open in late September at 9 S. Main St. in Berlin, Md. The Ocean City Dispatch reported that owner Susan Ayres Wimbrow is "eager to bring the town something it's long been lacking."
"I'm going to have New York Times bestsellers, independent books and I want to feature the local and rich history we have here on the Eastern Shore," she said, adding that she has long wanted to open a bookstore and makes a habit of visiting those she comes across as she travels. "I always walk out of a bookstore and wonder why Berlin doesn't have one."
When Wimbrow learned that her tenant would be moving out of the Ayres building July 31, just as she was preparing for the release of her novel, Death is my Life, "I thought, well, now or never." Wimbrow will spend August renovating the building, which once housed a general store run by her great grandfather and his brother. The new shop "will be a classic bookstore with an English feel," the Dispatch noted.
"It's going to have a very comfortable feel," said Wimbrow. "It's a place they can sit and have quiet time and enjoy themselves and read."