Dec 08 2010
Patrick Carrier, the president of The Globe Corner Bookstore, has announced plans to sell the 28-year-old Harvard Square landmark travel book & map specialty store due to a recent health issue. He requested that prospective buyers contact him directly for information about the sale.
Carrier explained that the health issue is likely to be very manageable over time, but is the impetus for initiation of an “exit strategy” in order to focus (for the short-term) on health rather than business issues. He has already begun to respond to inquiries and hopes that the store will thrive under new ownership.
Carrier noted that “It has been an immensely rewarding 28 years for me at The Globe Corner. It has been a privilege to work with such wonderful staff, customers, and friends in the book and publishing industry, and of course the great books and maps.” He looks forward to taking on new challenges once this health issue is resolved.
The Globe Corner Bookstore currently operates a travel book and map store in Cambridge, Massachusetts and an Internet/Web catalog, www.globecorner.com. The company was one of the pioneers of travel specialty retailing and remains dominant in this niche today.
The company is renowned internationally for an unrivaled breadth of travel reference materials: travel guides, maps, atlases, language reference products, globes and other books about geographic places (e.g., history, cooking, architecture, nature guides, photography, literature). The store and Web catalog represent a one-stop reference center for independent travellers, outdoor adventurers and nature enthusiasts, educators and students, and people who like to dream about faraway places.
In 1982, the original Globe Corner Bookstore opened in downtown Boston as one of the first travel book and map specialty stores in the United States. Today, the company operates its travel store with its iconic Art Nouveau bookcases in Harvard Square. The company’s retail store is often cited by industry observers and national media as a state-of-the-art model of specialty bookselling. The company has operated retail locations in Boston and Cambridge over the past 28 years and is a well-established brand name within the metro Boston and New England market.
Patrick Carrier can be contacted at 617-649-5700 (x25) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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