One for the books

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AT a time when book­shops were clos­ing down, James Brown took a punt on one. Now his Dy­mocks store at Lake­side Joondalup is cel­e­brat­ing its 10th an­niver­sary.

DY­MOCKS Joondalup is this week cel­e­brat­ing its 10th an­niver­sary as a lo­cally owned and op­er­ated book­store.

Iluka res­i­dents Joanna and James Brown opened the fran­chise in 2007 be­cause they wanted some­thing to “keep us busy in re­tire­ment”.

“As pas­sion­ate book peo­ple and peo­ple-ori­en­tated, what bet­ter than to start a book­store,” Mr Brown said.

“The most en­joy­able part is get­ting to see all the beau­ti­ful and new ti­tles com­ing in each month, meet­ing all types of in­ter­est­ing peo­ple from all walks of life and get­ting to know their choice of read­ing.

“De­spite the chal­lenges fac­ing the book in­dus­try from on­line com­pe­ti­tion, ebooks and dis­count stores, we are cel­e­brat­ing this great mile­stone thanks to the sup­port of the lo­cal com­mu­nity and our team of ex­cel­lent and well-read staff look­ing after the needs of our cus­tomers.”

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