Meet Lois! (guest post from Lois Daunis)

March 2, 2007

Inkberry invites you to meet Lois Daunis, the owner of Papyri Books. The new location of Papyri Books on Eagle Street is a spacious, welcoming and relaxing space. Stop by and meet Lois in person!

As an English major at Clark University in Worcester, MA I worked very part-time for an antiquarian bookseller back in the late 70’s. Upon graduation, I managed two different bookstores in Central Massachusetts. I took a 25 year hiatus to pursue teaching and education administration. At the same time I enjoyed raising a son and later becoming stepmother to three very talented daughters – all of whom love to read.

A hope of mine was to someday slow the pace of life and become proprietor of my own bookstore. Over thirty years of workng for others has given me a taste for relative quiet and solitude on a daily basis. Purchasing Papyri Books from Karen Kane has been a means to that end. However, the first 18 months of ownership has been anything but quiet. My oldest stepdaughter, Emily, and her fiancee, Dan, ran the business during year one while my husband and I juggled several jobs, a move to North Adams, two graduations, and the purchase of a new business space on Eagle Street. It became clear, very early into ownership of the business that remaining on Main Street, and paying exorbitant rent did not lend itself to longevity. So … Papyri Books and our family now reside at 45 Eagle Street. We moved thousands of books during January and February of 2007 and are just now reopening! Now it’s time to read and relax!