Hatter's Bookshop

PRINCETON — Recently, The Hatter’s Bookshop on Mercer Street celebrated their fifth anniversary. With that milestone came the chance to be honored in a statewide competition.

Tammy Dodson, owner of the business, said, “We recently were notified by ‘West Virginia Living’ magazine that we are a part of a competition where their readers can vote for their favorite independent bookstores. The voting for the competition, which is online, starts on Sept. 13.”

“West Virginia Living”, she added, holds annual competitions in several different categories.

“The businesses with the most votes move on to the final competition,” Dodson said.

The nomination came as “a total and pleasant surprise” for the store’s fifth anniversary, Dodson said.

The links for the voting will be listed on the bookstore’s website (www.hattersbookshop.com) and on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, she said.

“It’s a huge honor to be nominated and we hope to bring more light to Mercer Street through the competition. We’re going to do our best to promote the store and downtown Princeton. We’re up against several bigger stores but we’re going to do our best to win,” Dodson commented.

She concluded,”We would really appreciate everyone taking a few seconds to vote for us in order for us to achieve our goal.”

Jeff Harvey is a freelance reporter and columnist for the Princeton Times. Contact him at delimartman@yahoo.com

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