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Sunday, October 20, 2019

"Best Friends" Open Bookshop in Downtown Brighton | Local - WHMI

Two teachers who describe themselves as "best friends" have just opened a new bookshop in downtown Brighton.  

Photo: Jeanne Blazo and Jeri Kay Thomas
After going many years without one, downtown Brighton once again has a store that serves the needs of book lovers.

The co-owners of the new “Two Dandelions Bookshop" on Main St. in Brighton are Jeanne Blazo and Jeri Kay Thomas. The ladies, who are best friends, met when both were teaching at the Miller School in Brighton, which at that time was an all-kindergarten building. The women say they had a lot in common from day one, especially their passion for books.

At one time, downtown Brighton had three small, independent bookstores, but with the Internet and other modern inventions that occupy people’s time, that quickly changed. Local book lovers were particularly chagrined when the best known of them, “The Little Professor Book Store,” closed its doors.

After Border’s, in Brighton Towne Square, went out of business, that left only Barnes & Noble, in the Green Oak Village Place mall just outside Brighton to serve area book lovers. Barnes & Noble, like Border’s, is a big-box bookstore chain with a huge selection of books and other printed material...

The grand opening of 2 Dandelions last weekend was a rousing success, and the owners say made them many new friends whom they feel will become frequent customers. A special feature of the bookshop is its weekly book reading events specially aimed at children and held in the children’s section.
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Source: WHMI