A new Walls of Books will open in Milledgeville, Ga., on Monday, July 6, 13WMAZ reported. The new and used bookstore is a franchise of Gottwals Books and will carry some 43,000 books at opening, according to store owner Scott Mcelheney.
Mcelheney said he'll sell and trade new and used books, and customers will have the option to trade in their books for store credit. He'll carry a variety of resources for teachers and will buy back textbooks, and he plans to host storytime sessions for kids as well as author signings.
Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the store, there will be barriers at the checkout counter, and bookcases have been set up to allow for ample distance while browsing.
"I am very happy to be bringing a bookstore back to Milledgeville and I really hope that there are a lot of people out there that feel the same way I do," Mcelheney told 13WMAZ. He added that his plans have gotten "a lot of buzz" on Facebook.