Origins Books, 33 W. 10th St., will offer a general selection of new books, including children’s, romance, science fiction and other subjects.
Fayad’s passion for reading and motivation from her friends and sister, an independent author, propelled her to pursue a dream of owning her own business.
She did not expect to open her business for another five years, but a Press report Dec. 19 about City Manager Leon Churchill looking to add a bookstore to Tracy prompted Fayad to move up her timeline.
“My sister’s boyfriend saw the article in the paper from the city calling for an independent bookstore and he sent it to me and I called (the city) that day,” Fayad said. “I got the ball rolling and I didn’t really stop moving.”
Fayad wants to serve what she calls a new species of readers, people who like both e-books and traditional hard copies.
“They need some place to go that’s local, that knows what they want or can get what they want,” Fayad said. “It was a shame when Barnes & Noble closed, but I like the small community idea and I think the city itself will really thrive on having that.”
Customers can make specific requests for what they want to see at Origins Books on the store’s Facebook page.
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