New chapter begins for Once Upon a Crime bookstore in Minneapolis - donkeytime.orgAbraham and King-Abraham, avid mystery readers, will be the fourth owners of the bookstore, located at 26th St. Just thinking about all the details and book-selling wisdom we need to provide and impart makes our heads spin. How did we do this for nearly 13 years? When they learned the store was for sale they wanted to become small-business owners because of their love of books. Abraham is an operations manager at Medtronic and his wife teaches elementary technology in St. Devin Abraham, their daughter, will be the primary staff. A University of Wisconsin graduate, she is also a voracious reader.
Mystery bookshop Once Upon A Crime turns to GoFundMe to stay in business
Evening Discussions begin promptly at with doors opening at Saturday Signings are also informal, occurring during regular store hours. Complimentary coffee provided by Bob's Java Hut. Alisha Perkins "Matryred". Come hear about local author Alisha Perkins debut mystery.
Once Upon A Crime, Facebook. That's the case at Once Upon A Crime, the independent mystery bookstore in Minneapolis that has a cult following, but is struggling to stay afloat. The store, which has resided on West 26th Street in the Whittier Neighborhood for 31 years, was bought by current owners and long-time fans Dennis Abraham and Meg King-Abraham in But now the couple are turning to an unusual source for help, GoFundMe , after a decline in sales and mounting debt is putting the future of the bookstore at risk. The money they raised will be used to pay down debt to ensure the store can remain in the neighborhood for the foreseeable future.
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The mystery has been solved. Once Upon a Crime, Minneapolis' beloved basement bookseller, will continue under new ownership. One husband-wife team will hand the operation to another when Dennis Abraham and Meg King-Abraham take over April 1 — the 29th anniversary of the bookshop devoted to mystery novels. Gary Shulze, 66, and Pat Frovarp, 75, caused anxiety among longtime customers when they decided to retire and put the store on the market last July. They considered 12 potential suitors, Shulze said, but chose the Abrahams when they saw how passionate the family was about the little shop at W. Dennis Abraham first visited the shop last year when he was looking for one of Craig Johnson's "Longmire" novels, his daughter Devin Abraham, 24, said. When he later learned that the business was for sale, he decided to buy that too, she said.