A new bookstore is expected to open in Blacksburg this summer.
Laurie Kelly has wanted to open a bookstore for years. When a friend pointed her to a discussion in a popular Blacksburg Facebook group in which members said they’d like to see a bookstore come to town, Kelly decided it might finally be time to do so.
“That sort of gave me the push that I need to see that there really is a desire from the community,” she said.
The business will be called Blacksburg Books, which reflects Kelly’s goal of being community-oriented. Kelly said she felt strongly about opening the store in Blacksburg, where she lives and works.