Pages in Manhattan Beach opened in March 2010 during a very difficult recession, but nearly six years later the “labor of love” is still an anomaly in the beach cities, an independent bookstore.

“There’s not a huge profit margin in books to begin with, particularly when you’re trying to do it in downtown Manhattan Beach where rents are high and the cost of doing business is high,” said co-owner Linda McLoughlin Figel. “I think we’ve worked very hard at it. The community has been incredibly supportive.”

Pages founders, Margot Farris, Patty Gibson and Figel, lifelong book lovers and readers with different business backgrounds, added another partner earlier this year, Sunni Won, as they expanded their reach into book fairs as a way to “sell books outside our four walls.”read more here

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