Snow storm damages many books in the Longfellow Bookstore Portland, Maine

Due to our winter storm on Friday, between thirty and forty percent of Chris Bowe’s books have been damaged.  He is hoping to open the store in time for Valentine’s day.  The firefighters helped in saving as many books as possible.  Very sad when a large amount of books get ruined.  The community is trying to help any way they can. Bowe said “Water is a terrible thing for books.”   I can agree with him there because it has happened to me.  Once a book is wet it is hard to dry it out completely.  Fingers crossed he has his business up and running in the next day or two.  Our thoughts are with him as he fixes the damages done to the building and replaces some of the books.


About Donna Jackson

I am the librarian for the Wakefield Library Association. I am in the process using information services to bring more patrons into our historic library. I am taking online classes in the library science field to get a degree in Library Science.
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