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Mishaps and Misery

Interior Donald Barliant has owned Barbara's Bookstores since the late 1960's. He tells here the story of Barbara's and the turbulent, changing times in which the business grew up, thrived and sometimes just survived.

This is Chapter Two.


The original Barbara's at 1434 Wells Street in Old Town was in an ancient three-story with two apartments above the store. When I came to Barbara's in the late 60s, we expanded to the second floor, built a steep and precarious staircase in the middle of the store to get to it, and used the new space for a little more book store and an office.

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Little Miss AnnMonday 07.23 7p
The Book Market
Little Miss Ann

Music Monday's continues at The Book Market. Our returning guest this week is none other than Little Miss Ann. LMA's upbeat and interactive show will keep everyone moving. Dancing shoes encouraged.

As always, this program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve your space, simply click here. Hope to see you here, and don't forget to bring the kids..


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Hardcover Non Fiction

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as reported by The New York Times


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as reported by The New York Times


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