11/23/14 10:08am
11/23/2014 10:08 AM
Credit: Cyndi Murray

Scott Raulsome, the new owner of Burton’s Books in Greenport. (Credit: Cyndi Murray)

In the day and age where it seems bookstores are going the way of flip phones and 8-track tapes, quitting your job to operate one of your own could be perceived as questionable decision. But that is not so, according to Scott Raulsome, who recently purchased Burton’s Bookstore in Greenport.

“I don’t feel like bookstores are dying,” said Raulsome. “Some aren’t doing so well, but independent stores in the right location can thrive. The people in Greenport are happy to have a bookstore. They are proud of it.”

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03/18/14 1:22pm
03/18/2014 1:22 PM
Burton's Bookstore, on Front Street in Greenport, is up for sale. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Burton’s Bookstore, on Front Street in Greenport, is up for sale. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

It might take a village to save one of Greenport’s bookstores.

George Maaiki of Orient, who has owned Burton’s Bookstore since 1988, wants to sell the business. And while he hopes the independent Front Street shop is sold to someone who will preserve its character as a quaint bookstore in a small village by the water, finding the right fit could be another story.

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