Black Cat Books finds its new owner

By Gordon Lambie
Black Cat Books finds its new owner
Janice LaDuke, the current owner of Black Cat Books, with Anne-Marie Bailey, who takes over for her at the end of the month (Photo : Gordon Lambie)

After months of uncertainty surrounding the future of Black Cat Books in Lennoxville, owner Janice LaDuke was able to announce on Tuesday that Anne-Marie Bailey will be taking over the shop as of the start of October.
“This community will keep its bookstore!” LaDuke wrote in a post announcing the sale on social media.
Speaking with The Record following the announcement, LaDuke said that she is pleased and relieved to be able to pass the business onto a new owner.
“I was starting to think that I was just going to have to liquidate and shut it down,” she said, explaining that despite feeling that the store fills a real need in the region, her decision to step back from the work was a long time coming. “I put a lot into it and now, after 24 years, it’s time to do something else.”
Bailey shared that the idea of buying the bookstore appealed to her right away when LaDuke announced her intention to sell in early June, but that it took some thought and preparation to decide to make the leap.
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