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Classics’ Rebirth In Trenton

Eric Maywar talks about the bookstores he haunted as a young boy with the joyous enthusiasm others reserve for ballparks or roller coasters. Now the owner of Classics Used...

Retail Survivors: Bookstores

At one time the small independent bookstore seemed headed the way of old-fashioned hardware stores and tailor shops. The future of bookstores was big stores, often at big box...

From Lavish Office to Minimum Security Prison

John B. Torkelsen’s lavish offices on Vaughn Drive had light oak parquet floors, built-in light oak cabinets, simulated oak ceiling beams, and a unique mirror design — mirrors that...

Retail Survivors: Bookstores

At one time the small independent bookstore seemed headed the way of old-fashioned hardware stores and tailor shops. The future of bookstores was big stores, often at big box...

Glen Echo Books: Firmly Rooted, Hoping to Grow

Deb Hunter has come up with a way — actually two ways — to cash in on the tide of retiring Baby Boomers. She is going to sell to...

Music with the Unpredictability of the Ocean

Tim Conley comes by the name “Ocean Exposition” for his band legitimately. The guitarist, originally from Yardley and still a resident, spent most of his summers growing up “down...

Life in the Fast Lane

John B. Torkelsen's lavish offices on Vaughn Drive had light oak parquet floors, built-in light oak cabinets, simulated oak ceiling beams, and a unique mirror design - mirrors that...

Opportunities

The ArtsMaurer Productions has auditions for “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Musical” on Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13, noon to 6 p.m. at Kelsey Theater, West Windsor....

Opera Review: ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’

My German friend is still enchanted with a performance of Mozart’s “Cosi fan Tutte” that he saw last year in the 18th century Schwetzingen palace in south Germany. Set...

Chestnut’s Tree’s Old World Legacy

‘We love books, and we were ready not to work for anyone else,” says Pamela Kaye, who, along with her husband, Ira Kaye, has owned Chestnut Tree Books in...