Aug 24, 2023 - Culture

East End Books aims to open Seaport store in October

Photo: Courtesy of Jeff Peters

Provincetown's East End Books plans to open the doors to its Seaport location later this fall.

Why it matters: Adding a bookstore would bring new life to a neighborhood known for multimillion-dollar condos and corporate offices.

Catch up fast: The bookstore was supposed to open earlier this year at 300 Pier 4 Boulevard with novels, tapas, wine and events.

  • But the team faced "unanticipated delays," owner Jeff Peters tells Axios.

Driving the news: Peters is raising money to complete the buildout and open by October.

  • The bookstore needs to raise $20,000 from at least 20 donors to get a $40,000 grant from the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation.

In the meantime, East End Books is hosting talks in the Pier 4 building's event space.

  • The bookstore will host Julia Glass, who wrote "Vigil Harbor" and Tom Perrotta, author of "The Leftovers" and "Tracy Flick Can't Win," in a talk on Sept. 14.

What they're saying: "We're very excited to get the store open and be a part of the Boston community," Peters told Axios. " This really is a bookstore for everyone."

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