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Alexander Books is for sale

Posted at 12:21 PM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 13:21:46-04

After nearly 30 years in business, a beloved local used book store is for sale.

Our media partners at the Advocate report that Gary and Barbara Alexander, two book lovers who moved to Lafayette in the 1980s and saw a need for a used book store, opened Alexander’s Books in 1989 and it has since become a hidden gem at 2001 W. Congress St. Yet Barbara Alexander has decided it’s time for her to move on.

“My husband passed away last December, and I just decided I was ready to retire,” Alexander told the newspaper. “I own the business and the land. So I just decided to sell the business along with the land. If the new owner wants to continue, I’d help them with that.”

The bookstore is known for a comfortable, casual atmosphere with a wide variety of books, but also for the cats that inhabit the store.

To read the Advocate’s full story, click here.