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Local bookstore owners plan for new chapters

...experiences, and at promising national trends for the industry overall. Hearthside BooksHearthside Books co-owners, Deb Reifenstein and Susan Hickey have talked about retiring on and off for years, but it never seemed like the right time."We...
Juneau bookstores offer more than books

...allowing patrons to purchase books online through their website.But that doesn't mean co-owner and co-founder Deb Reifenstein believes bookstores should become a thing of the past."A bookstore is a community center. It's a place [where...
Harry Potter materializes

...over the world. In the United States alone, more than 5,000 events celebrated the book's release. In Juneau, Deb Reifenstein, co-owner of Hearthside Books, said this was the third time the bookstore held a Harry Potter party, and it had...
Local stores vie for last holiday dollars

...returns," Petsel said. "Most people are coming in to trade for what they would have liked in size or color." Deb Reifenstein, co-owner of Hearthside Books, gave the season a "very good" rating, in part because of the local passion for...
Juneau shoppers waited, bought much

...sellers at Hearthside were books in the "Chronicles of Narnia" series and the Sudoku crossword puzzles, co-owner Deb Reifenstein said. People also bought more gift cards this year, a positive trend for businesses because customers will not return...
Thoughts on Jeff Brown and signings for his own books. We appreciate the joy he brings to kids of all ages. Thank you, Jeff. " -- Deb Reifenstein and Susan Hickey, co-owners of Hearthside Books & Toys "It's hard to narrow down all the contributions Jeff...
Businesses: Black Friday brisk, but not overwhelming

...At any given moment, there were only about a dozen people on the promenade. Only a few stores had steady lines. Deb Reifenstein, co-owner of Hearthside Books, said her Friday morning looked weaker compared to years past but that the store...


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