Big weekend for bookworms

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If last weekend belonged to weed, this weekend's given over to the word.

The biggest deal locally would have to be the annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference, which kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday. Editors, agents and workshops will abound.

But Sunday also brings an event with wider appeal — the grand opening of Better Off Read, a new, used bookstore on Jet Wing Drive. From the press release:
GRAND OPENING OF BETTER OFF READ BOOKSTORE
www.BetterOffReadBooks.com

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The grand opening of Better Off Read Books, 3025 Jet Wing Drive, Colorado Springs, is taking place on Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. On opening day, Better Off Read Books, which focuses on used books, has 256 bookshelves offering 70,000+ books.

“Our goal is to be the first bookstore that people think of when looking for books in Colorado Springs,” said Bookseller Matt McCain. “I have always been a voracious reader, and Better Off Read Books aims to serve as a home to other booklovers in our community. Books are remarkable in having the ability to travel down through time, and our bookstore is designed to keep that cycle of renewal going. That’s why I call my store Better Off Read Books.”

The initial inventory of the store offers something for just about everyone who loves books. It has thriller, sci-fi, western, crime/true crime sections, romance and general fiction, as well as a selection of biography and autobiography, self-help, religion, African-American authors, cookbooks, audio books, and military/aviation books. With 2,500 square feet of floor space, the bookstore has the space to continue enlarging its inventory for readers, who should always find something new when they visit.

Better Off Read Books was located for easy accessibility at the corner of Hancock Expressway that is about to be expanded into a major connector route and a road that has frontage to a number of neighborhoods

Better Off Read Books is open Tuesday-Friday from 10a.m. to 7p.m. and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. The store is located at 3025 Jet Wing Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80916. Its website is www.BetterOffReadBooks.com. Phone number is 719-390-6111.

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