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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A new bookstore is bringing new businesses to downtown Greensboro and is gaining the recognition of new mayor Nancy Vaughan for its role in fueling economic development downtown.

Scuppernong Books held its grand opening Saturday, as hundreds of Triad families and individuals scoped out the new venue's new and used books, children's section and cafe/wine bar. On Monday, co-owners Brian Lampkin, Greg Grieve and Steve Mitchell showcased the store's features to WFMY News 2.

Lampkin, Grieve and Mitchell emphasized this bookstore's inviting atmosphere, with its all-encompassing environment that offers a wide-variety of activities for people of all ages and both avid and infrequent readers. The store also hosts frequent events--including story times and beverage tastings.

Scuppernong Books has opened in downtown Greensboro and already is attracting large crowds to its family-friendly venue with a wide-range of activities. WFMY

The store also is uniquely community-oriented and local, as it incorporates Triad civilians' talents and products in several of its features--books, food/beverages and artwork. One such person is renowned, award-winning novelist Drew Perry, whose best-seller novel Kids These Days is being sold at the store. Perry has lived in the Triad for most of his life and currently teaches at Elon University. In speaking with WFMY News 2's Meghann Mollerus Monday, Perry said bookstores like Scuppernong Books are vital to the public--they are outlets that encourage people to still find the joy and value in reading, especially in this era of technology.

Renowned novelist Drew Perry, whose novel Kids These Days is a national best seller, showed his support for the new downtown Greensboro bookstore--Scuppernong Books. WFMY

Scuppernong Books is located at 304 S. Elm Street in Greensboro. It is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.Sunday hours are noon to 6 p.m.

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