Word on the Street bookstore moves into former bank

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Word on the Street bookstore moves into former bank
Word on the Street bookstore is now open at its new space – the former Main Street Bank. Photo by Maureen Sullivan

MARLBOROUGH – The Word on the Street? It’s moved to a new location.

The bookstore has opened at 162 Main St., the former Main Street Bank.

With the new space, Word on the Street plans to expand its offerings of children’s books, along with books and merchandise for adults.

Owner Alyson Cox has been overseeing the renovation of the new space, which will include more shelving, an accessible bathroom, a gift-wrapping station and something the old location lacked – storage.

“We were three years at our old location, and we had only one shelf for grownup [merchandise],” she said. “This space is twice what we had, and it’s a perfect size.”

Word on the Street is preparing a grand opening on Saturday, April 27, in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day. Mayor J. Christian Dumais will lead a storytime, and there will be a trivia contest for adults.

For information, visit https://wordstreetbooks.com/.

The former space won’t be vacant for long – Vibes Candles is moving in.

Word on the Street bookstore moves into former bank
Vibes Candles is moving into the space recently vacated by Word on the Street bookstore.
Photo by Maureen Sullivan

Pop-Up Shops return

The Downtown Pop-Up Shops will be returning to Weed Street in May.

These small business incubators offer local makers, artists and small businesses an opportunity to host a temporary storefront in the Marlborough Downtown Village at no charge to the user.

There were more than 20 unique vendors last year.

The shops are sponsored by the Marlborough Economic Development Corp.

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