Nonprofit bookstore opens Friday in White River Junction

Volunteers Maria Markenson, of Quechee, left, and Hugh MacArthur, of Thetford, middle, prepare to mount drywall to the back of a book shelf as Habitat for Humanity project manager John Heath, of White River Junction, right, muds a wall in the space that will become Cover Home Repair’s book store in White River Junction, Vt., on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023. Cover will host a soft opening in the space as part of First Friday on October 6. Renovations undertaken to mark the organization’s 25th year also include an accessible, street-level office for home repair services. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Volunteers Maria Markenson, of Quechee, left, and Hugh MacArthur, of Thetford, middle, prepare to mount drywall to the back of a book shelf as Habitat for Humanity project manager John Heath, of White River Junction, right, muds a wall in the space that will become Cover Home Repair’s book store in White River Junction, Vt., on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023. Cover will host a soft opening in the space as part of First Friday on October 6. Renovations undertaken to mark the organization’s 25th year also include an accessible, street-level office for home repair services. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. James M. Patterson

Published: 11-30-2023 4:42 PM

Modified: 12-01-2023 12:12 PM


WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — On Friday, a new and used bookstore operated by the nonprofit COVER Home Repair is set to open its doors to the public for the first time.

Cover to COVER Books will be run primarily by volunteers, according to a news release from the organization, and “everyone will be welcome regardless of their age, income or how they look to...perhaps find a book or two to take home.”

A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. at the store’s 158 South Main St. location.

Staff report

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