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Bookstore owners reach the final chapter

Janet Hutchison, owner of the Open Door Book Store on Jay Street in Schenectady Thursday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Janet Hutchison, owner of the Open Door Book Store on Jay Street in Schenectady Thursday.
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Opening a box of new books was like opening presents under the tree on Christmas morning. Janet Hutchison would run around to her staff and press one of the new books into their hands. “You’ve got to read this one,” she’d say. “This is so fun.” Usually it was a children’s book. They’re the only ones she ever had time to read all the way through in a normal day as owner and operator of ...


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jncseacord
October 12, 2012
4:08 p.m.

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I just love this independent bookstore, and believe that someone will step up and take over. I just hope that the new owner is a far-sighted and tasteful, and adept, at running Open Door as the Hutchinsons have been. Good luck!

seawitch1313
October 13, 2012
11:09 a.m.

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I just hope whoever buys it, keeps it the unique book store as it is

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