Andy Mayer, president of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce joins Hannah Harding-Minton and owner Barbara Harding, along with Walt Deverell of Walt Deverell, CPA, at Otter Creek Used Books’ new shop in Middlebury’s Marble Works.
Middlebury’s Marble Works is the perfect “shopping mall” for this small Addison County community. The former 19th-century marble stone processing mill is now a growing locale for small businesses that like the ambiance and ample parking spaces.
Add the Marble Works’ newest member, Otter Creek Used Books at 99 Maple St. The popular used bookseller—a favorite destination for Middlebury College students and others—just completed the move from its former location to Marble Works district.
Owner Barbara Harding purchased the old Poor Richard’s Book Store in 2006 and believes its new Marble Works incarnation will better serve local customers.
“I moved to be more accessible to and for my customers and that includes better parking and having all the books located on one floor,” Harding said. “Being in the Marble Works met both my goals, but the unexpected perk is being part of a cooperating group of businesses who support each other. There is a definite community within the Marble Works and one I've experienced many times in my short time here.”
Otter Creek Used Books, a member of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce, is located behind the blue awning between Costello’s Market and Vites and Herbs.