John Hugo said the check was accompanied by a note from the author that said, “I love this proposal. It doesn’t usually go to the owner.”
Andover Bookstore was one of seven in Massachusetts and 55 across the country to receive grants from Patterson totaling $267,000 in what was the first round of funding. More grants are expected to be awarded throughout the year.
Founded in 1809, Andover Bookstore is considered the second oldest continuously running bookstore in the country, behind Moravian Book Shop in Bethlehem, Penn. It has been based at 89R Main St. for the past 50 years.