The Main Line Times reports Title Page is back in business.
The Main Line Times reported Tuesday that Title Page—the Rosemont bookstore that lost thousands of books to flooding from a broken water main in July—has reopened after owner Beverly Potter took several months off to recover from surgery. Bryn Mawr-Gladwyne Patch reported this summer on the store's misfortune, with Potter estimating water had been a foot deep and that about 15,000 to 20,000 of the 70,000-strong inventory had been lost. Title Page has been located at 1 Franklin St. for 14 years. What are your favorite books you've bought from Title Page? Tell us in the comments section below.
The Bryn Mawr shop is recovering from the effects of a water main break.
The Title Page—Bryn Mawr’s only remaining bookstore—is recovering from a water main break that left a foot of water in the shop and destroyed every book on the bottom shelves. Beverly Potter, who owns the used bookstore, estimated between 15,000 and 20,000 books were ruined in the shop that usually has an inventory of 70,000 books; the exact total of the books is not yet known. “Water is something books won’t forgive,” Potter said. The books swelled up and turned black with mold, she added. Crews are working to box up all the books and transfer them to several large pods on Franklin Street so they can take the bookcases out and put down new flooring and new carpet. Potter said she had never experienced anything similar. The Title Page is …