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Favorite Greenwich, Conn. Stores Just Books & Arcadia Coffee Company For Sale
The oldest independent bookstore in Fairfield County, Just Books, and a favorite hot spot for coffee and events, Arcadia Coffee Company, are being put up for sale by the Lawton Family. Just Books has hosted Stephen King, Barbara Bush, Toni Morrison
Just Books, Too and its original Greenwich location of Just Books, which was closed in 2006, have been a Greenwich fixture since 1949, making it the oldest independently owned book store in Fairfield County. The bookstore has offered many programs including the well-attended Meet-the-Authors Breakfast Series, collaboration with the Greenwich Library and the Avon Theatre offering big-name authors and speakers, and in-store book signing events with popular authors; book clubs, children's story hours, a Kid's Board and a Just Books Teen group were also some of the features of the beloved neighborhood shop. In addition to being a favorite stopping point for well-known authors (Just Books was the only independent bookstore that Stephen King visited outside of New York City), Just Books has also won numerous awards such as the Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut by Moffly Publications’
Next door to Just Books, Too is Arcadia Coffee Company, which is housed in the landmark building that was once home to the Old Greenwich Post Office. Arcadia Coffee Company is infused with a warm and welcoming environment that offers lots of potential. The Lawton’s turned Arcadia from a coffee spot in the daytime to hot spot at night with offerings by local bands, comedians, youth events, meeting space, and an art gallery with monthly rotating art exhibits.
“Both businesses are an important part of the Old Greenwich community,” noted Jenny Lawton, owner of Arcadia and Just Books, Too. “It is heartbreaking to be in the position of needing to sell the businesses. I would love nothing more than to continue delighting the residents of Old Greenwich -- and Greenwich at large – with the rich atmosphere and activity at both Arcadia and Just Books. We’ve seen babies born and grow into grade-schoolers;
Those interested in purchasing Arcadia Coffee Company or Just Books, Too, should contact Jenny Lawton at email@example.com. To learn more about the two businesses, visit http://www.justbooks.org or http://www.arcadiacoffee.com. Just Books, Too is located at 28 Arcadia Road in Old Greenwich; Arcadia Coffee Company is at 20 Arcadia Road in Old Greenwich.