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Willis Monie

A Million Books, Ready To Read At 139 Main St.

Antiquarian Book Fair At 25

A Million Books,

Ready To Read

At 139 Main St.

The Monies – son Willis  and dad Will, an Antiquarian book Fair founder – have one million books in their 139 Main St. store, a former auto dealership. 125,000 of them are also listed online. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

COOPERSTOWN – Dad Will Monie and son Willis don’t minimize challenges to the book business, but the Internet Age has also opened up opportunities.

Willis Monie Books has one million volumes in its building at 139 Main St., easily available to the half-million visitors who come to Cooperstown annually, plus the 60,000 county residents.

Of the total, 125,000 books are online, and they are available to the 320 billion people worldwide – 81 percent of the developed world; more than half of all humankind – expected to be on the Internet by year’s end.

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