The Next Chapter to open in downtown Huntington, continuing legacy of the Book Revue
The Next Chapter in downtown Huntington opens Saturday, filling a spot in the village that has been vacant since the Book Revue closed.
The Book Revue closed in September 2021 after 44 years in business.
It became a victim of revenue lost from the pandemic and the popularity of online book sales.
Mallory Braun, who was a manager at the Book Revue, was not going to let the bookstore's closing be the end of the story.
"Bookstores are just important and cool places," Braun said.
Over 2,000 former customers from the Book Revue helped Braun make The Next Chapter a reality by donating over $250,000 to an online fundraiser.
Braun and her supporters spent several months collecting books and records for her new store.
She was able to find a spot on New York Avenue as a location, which is just a five-minute walk from where Book Revue stood.
Book Revue's former owner, Richard Klein, will now serve as Braun's business advisor. He is happy that is former manager will be carrying the torch.
"There's a sense of community about a bookstore, it's a place to get away from the screens," Klein says. "She's doing a great job, really doing a great job. Proud of her."
Doors for The Next Chapter open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.