Should Willow Books Remain a Bookstore?

The store, which has operated since 1996, is up for sale.

Credit: Willow Books
Credit: Willow Books
Willow Books—an Acton institution since 1996— is up for sale.

Owner David Didriksen put the bookstore on the market as his retirement nears and he pursues a music career.

"The surrounding community has supported Willow Books & Cafe, and has been supported by it," Didriksen said in a statement. "Now is the perfect time to transition to a new owner who will bring the same passion for bookselling which has always been the hallmark of the store."

Walter Huskins of Ridge Hill Partners is handling the sale.

Do you want to see the store remain a bookstore? Or would you like to see it become something else? Share your opinion in the comments below.
KarenL June 06, 2014 at 07:49 AM
Yes, it should remain a bookstore.
Danimal June 06, 2014 at 08:00 AM
YES!! Would be so sad if it was no longer a bookstore. Willow books is an absolute gem..pretty sure I would cry if it turned into something else!!
Amanda Dumont June 06, 2014 at 08:37 AM
Alma Sandman June 07, 2014 at 07:58 AM
Dave,job well done! Wish you would stay on. Hope that someone with your enthusiasm will buy the store!
David Didriksen June 19, 2014 at 01:15 PM
Not to worry! Willow Books should be around for many years to come! That is precisely why I am selling it - because I want to see it continue after I retire. My wonderful staff is also part of the deal! I am very grateful for all of the support we have enjoyed over the years from the community we serve. Thanks to all. David Didriksen - Owner, Willow Books


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