Saturday, June 30, 2012

Millrace Bookstore is Closing

Janet Owens has operated the Millrace Bookstore in Farmington for forty years.  The bookstore occupies a few rooms in a building on the Farmington River.  The building's main tenant has been the Gristmill Restaurant, which closed two weeks ago to move to a new facility.  With the loss of restaurant patrons, the bookstore's foot traffic has dried up, so Janet decided it is time to retire.  Miss Porter's School will take over the building.  Today is the last day . . . local book lovers can stop over to say good-bye at a celebration hosted by Miss Porter's.

Enjoy your retirement, Janet.

23 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful post Jack.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

It's a real pity that the classical bookstores close. Although in this case it seems that Janet has well-deserved retirement.

Regina K said...

Unfortunately we are loosing independent bookstores to the big boxes. Wonderful post! Happy retirement Janet.

Birdman said...

Booksores are dying! Sadness.

Sharon said...

I hate to see the loss of another book store but, I'm wishing Janet a very happy retirement.

Sylvia K said...

I feel the same way as the others, Jack, it is a shame to lose so many of the wonderful -- little or big bookstores these days! Wonderful capture/post for the day! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

RedPat said...

This is a sad day! I'm glad that you featured her today, Jack.

Cezar and Léia said...

I imagine it's a day plenty of feelings.Very nice portrait!
Léia

jennyfreckles said...

Sad to hear of another bookshop closing but she looks like she deserves her retirement.

cieldequimper said...

Oh Janet I wish I could have been there.

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Dianne said...

A sad day when another little book-shop bites the dust .

Randy said...

It's sad when bookstores close. Awesome portrait.

Ali Crehan said...

Beautiful post. I am really enjoying your portraits, Jack, along with the accompanying stories.

Malyss said...

I'm sad to read about an other bookshop closing..and angry too!
You made such a lovely portrait of this lady!

EG CameraGirl said...

Very, very sad, methinks.

Kate said...

I hope that she feels ready to retire or it could be a big shock since she apparently has been active!

Nathalie said...

A lovely portrait.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

So sad to hear that the bookstore is closing. You have a wonderful portrait here of Ms. Owens. I would like to see it again... in b/w.

Bises,
Genie

brattcat said...

i'm so sorry i never happened upon this bookstore. and now it is too late. journey well, janet, wherever your path leads next.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Great portrait shot, she still has a twinkle in her eye..you brought out the mischievousness in her Jack!!

JM said...

Sad news but what a fantastic face! Great portrait, Jack.

Gunn said...

I wish I could have been there too!:)