Downtown Homewood bookstore opens

Bookie's New and Used Books held its ribbon-cutting and grand opening on Friday, Sept. 21, with village officials and store staff celebrating the opening of the company's second store. Bookie's also has a store in the Chicago's Beverly neighborhood.

The independent book store first opened its doors on Sept. 8 with a soft opening and presentation and book signing by Jamie Swenson. The shop then closed for two weeks to finish stocking shelves.

  Tennyson Lewis stretches the ribbon Friday, Sept. 21,
  that officially opened Bookie's New and Used Books
  at 2015 Ridge Road in Homewood. Celebrating the
  grand opening were Mayor Richard Hofeld, with scissors,
  who joined owner Keith Lewis, his son, Langston
, and
  his wife, Christine. In the back row are village officials
  Angela Mesaros, Lt. Denise McGrath, Dennis Bubenik
  and Jim Marino.
(Photos by Marilyn Thomas/H-F 

  Jessica Barnes of Flossmoor helps her daughter,
  Audrey, 3, select a book from Bookie's children's
  reading room.

  Betsy Sloan of Flossmoor looks over the selection
  at Bookie's New and Used Books in downtown



  Sarah Young of Homewood reads to her two-year-old
  son Luke at Bookie's on Friday.



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