On Saturday, February 15, 2020, Liberty Bay Books reopened in its historic space in downtown Poulsbo, WA with a new owner and a new look.
On February 1, Suzanne Droppert (who is still the owner of Ballast Book Co. in Bremerton) passed the Liberty Bay Books keys to children’s author and now bookstore owner Suzanne Selfors. Over the next two weeks, Selfors and a crew of family, friends, authors (including Lynn Brunelle, Maureen McQuerry, and Jennifer Longo), and booklovers transformed the space for a grand reopening.
New carpet, new paint, and a more open floor plan are among the changes. Selfors is still working to finish built-in window shelf displays and some other touches, but customers already loved discovering new sides of their beloved community institution. Much-noted and -enjoyed were the papier-mache tree (crafted using old dictionary pages), the welcoming book club table, and some funny, creative section names.