B-TOWN BIZ: Bumbershoot Books Opens On SW 152nd Street

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Let’s give a big B-Town welcome to one of the newest businesses to open on SW 152nd St. That’s Bumbershoot Books owned and operated by Jessica Gendreau.

Jessica finally got all the kids off to Marvista School, and is pleased to be going back to her career as a book seller. She named her “used and antiquarian” bookstore Bumbershoot Books as “it has a well known local name and with local flavor, and there’s everything under one umbrella in my store.” “Everything” includes a reading area with a cozy fireplace .

Books and reading have been an important part in raising her family. Therefore, she has created a large children’s section, complete with comfy little chairs and toys. “I want this to be a place to bring kids,” she said. Aside from the kids section, she calls her selection of books “general interest.” Jessica is buying books as well. She offers two ways to redeem your books. She’ll buy your books, or you can turn them in for credit against future purchases.

She’s also in the process of creating a meeting room in the back of the store which can accommodate up to 10 people, and will be available for business meetings as well as book club get togethers.

As a long-time Friday night bar tender at 909 she’s seen many changes in Downtown Burien. “I love what’s happening in Burien, and am looking forward to being part of it.”

Bumbershoot Books is open Tuesday-Thursday 10-6, Friday and Saturday 10-7 and Sunday 10-5. Jessica is planning her grand opening on Saturday September 18 where she’ll have refreshments and door prizes. Stop in and welcome her the the neighborhood.

Bumbershoot Books is at 639 SW 152nd St., next to CC’s Lounge and across from Grand Central Bakery.

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