Asbury Book Cooperative moving to bigger space, will open in May

ASBURY PARK – The Asbury Book Cooperative is “bursting at the seams,” but it won’t be for much longer.

The small bookstore is moving across Cookman Avenue to 644-A Cookman, a space that is nearly four times as big. They expect to open in the new store in May.

“It is just going to give us the room that we need to continue to grow,” manager Liza Minno said. “The growth has been happening really organically to the point where we are bursting at the seams at our current space.”

The Asbury Book Cooperative is an outgrowth of words!, an independent bookstore that started in 2008. After the owners retired, the store converted into a member-run cooperative in 2020.

Store manager Liza Minno.  The Asbury Book Cooperative is moving across Cookman Avenue to a new location.  The move will allow the business to expand and offer more to its customers.  Asbury Park, NJ Friday, March 11, 2022.

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Now it has more than 500 members who pay an annual fee of between $25 and $200. Members receive discounts on books, have access to special member sales and events, can host book clubs, and start events and programming. They also can volunteer in the store and serve on the store’s board, which governs the store.

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