Galaxy Bookshop hosted a grand reopening celebration on Saturday in its renovated space at 41 South Main St., Hardwick, Vt. "What a wonderful way to celebrate our reopening!!" the bookseller posted on Facebook. "Thank you to everyone who came or sent their good wishes for the day; thank you to Brett, Sean, and Alex for their work planning and promoting the party; thank you to the authors who gave their time to attend and to the businesses who generously donated food. We are so grateful for our community and so glad to be back."
Last July, Galaxy had been forced to close the location after a small fire in an upstairs apartment set off the building's sprinkler system and caused extensive damage to the store and its inventory. The bookstore had been operating out of temporary office space next door at the Flower Basket.