Better World Books' new location on Main Street opened Monday morning, July 1.
Truth photo by Nick Wesman
After months of preparation, the business held a "moving day" Sunday to ready the store for Monday's opening.
Brad Weirich, store manager, said the move went smoothly with the help of approximately 35 volunteers who offered their time and energy throughout the day to prepare the store.
Weirich said all the books and shelves are moved in and set up. All that's left are a few "odds and ends" that will be brought in later today.
The Electric Brew will operate a small coffee bar in the new Better World Books store (Truth photo by Nick Wesman)
The Electric Brew also has moved into a corner of the building at 215 S. Main St. The coffee shop will maintain a small outpost in Better World Books while also moving their main operation into the building on East Washington Street that Better World used to occupy.
Weirich said Better World is still getting organized. "We're sort of still getting our feet under us," he said, but stated the business will hold a grand opening celebration for the public on July 13.
Jeriann Dodd (left), Lisa LaBair (center) and Lauren LaBair browse the books in Better World Books' new location Monday, July 1, 2013 (Truth photo by Nick Wesman)
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- Nick Wesman, reporter, The Elkhart Truth