Broadway Books co-founder Roberta Dyer is retiring; new co-owner Kim Bissell to join co-owner Sally McPherson. And they're having a party.
Broadway Books has a new co-owner! Co-founder Roberta Dwyer is retiring after 44 years in the book business (22 of them at Broadway Books), and stepping into her place as co-owner Sally's McPherson's new business partner is Kim Bissell. Kim and her family have lived in Irvington for ten years and she has been very involved in the community, including the Irvington Home Tour. Although this is her first bookstore gig, she is no stranger to bookstores. She even met her husband in a bookstore! She's also a voracious and eclectic reader and a book person down to her bones.
Roberta isn't disappearing though - she'll be working a couple of days a week through the end of the year, and perhaps after that, "if they need me" she says. "I prefer to think that I am not retiring but rather transitioning to an Emeritus position." She noted the community has meant so much to her . "It has been a pleasure, a challenge, a wild ride, a great deal of fun, and most of all a privilege to be the owner of your neighborhood bookstore."
To celebrate the changes, Broadway Books is having… a BIG FAT PARTY and a sale:â€¨Sunday, November 9, we'll all be here from Noon to 5. Reader, you are invited.
We'll have cake and champagne and tell stories to each other. We'll take pictures. We'll reminisce about the past and speculate about the future. We'll introduce you to Kim. We'll get a little rowdy. And if you want to shop, on November 9 only, we'll give you a 23% discount on your entire purchase in honor of our 23rd year in business.
Ladies Night Out Offers Holiday Deals, Events and Fun
NE Broadway businesses hosting Ladies Night Out Thursday Dec. 4 from 5-9pm, when 25 participating businesses will dazzle with you spectacular holiday deals, events and free refreshments. It’s a great opportunity to grab your girlfriends and get holiday shopping done early, while taking advantage of special sales, pampering and fun. With restaurants and bars offering specials too, you can make a fun evening of it! Ladies Night Out is sponsored by the Northeast Broadway Business Association. â€¨â€¨Ladies Night Out also highlights how much NE Broadway has to offer: Everything! Great local shops, unique gifts, awesome customer service, many choices for eating and drinking, services to take care of your every need -- all conveniently located. This Holiday Season think NE Broadway!
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