01/14/2013 08:55 am ET Updated Mar 16, 2013

The Courier - Your Messenger For The River Valley - Famed Blytheville Bookstore Has New Owner 22

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - That Bookstore In Blytheville is now under new ownership, and that owner is looking to put his passion for the book world to work in making the shop a "destination" spot in the community.

Grant Hill, who is originally from Mountain Home, moved here from Little Rock to take over the store. He said he's always been aware of the shop, and when he read in February that it was being sold he said it was sad that the city might be losing such an iconic place, but didn't put much thought into beyond that.