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Goodwill Opens New Book Store in Naples
Naples bibliophiles will soon have a new book store to peruse. On September 7th, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. will open a Donation Center & Book Store, which will mark the company’s 26th retail location.
The Naples Donation Center & Book Store will be Goodwill’s second book store. The first opened in Fort Myers in October 2010. “Our Fort Myers location was so successful. People always ask us when we are opening another book store,” says Kirsten O’Donnell, Goodwill’s Director of Public Relations. “We knew Naples would be a great spot to open our second location.”
In addition to selling books, the store will also offer gently-used media such as DVDs and CDs, as well as related new items like reading glasses, bookmarks. Some home décor items will also be available at the new book store.
The 3,045 square foot building utilizes greener construction elements including thermal insulation, windows and doors to properly seal the building and eliminate air leakage, native plant species throughout the landscaping, and energy efficient interior light fixtures. It also features a convenient donation drive-up donation drop-off, so donors never have to even get out of their cars to donate! The Donation Center & Book Store will accept donations of all items- clothing, books, household items, and furniture.
The Naples Goodwill Donation Center & Book Store, grand opening will take place Friday, September 7th, with a ribbon cutting at 8:45 a.m. The store will open to the public at 9 a.m.
The store’s normal operating hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. serves Collier, Charlotte, Lee, Hendry, and Glades counties. Revenue earned at Goodwill’s Retail & Donation Centers supports programs and services for people with disabilities and other disadvantages. Programs include Goodwill’s L.I.F.E. Academy, a charter school for students with intellectual disabilities ages 11 through 22, Job-Link career training and placement services, and income-sensitive housing for people with disabilities and senior citizens. For more information visit http://www.goodwillswfl.org.