Words of Encouragement

By Katherine Duke ’05

Photos courtesy of [words] bookstore

[Small business] In an era when many neighborhood bookstores are closing down, [words] in Maplewood, N.J.—run by Jonah Zimiles ’79 and his wife, Ellen—has succeeded by opening things up: opening its doors to families of children with autism, and opening up vocational and recreational possibilities for those young people.

Another One Gone

imagePresident Emeritus Peter Pouncey signs books at the Jeffery Amherst Bookshop in 2005. Store owner Harold Gersten is fourth from left.By Emily Gold Boutilier

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