Two local bookstores announce changes

A new home for Book People and a new name for Chop Suey


New Shelf Life signage is up in Carytown.

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Two local bookstores announced significant changes last week — including a new name for a Carytown staple and a move west for a longtime shop.

What was once Chop Suey is now Shelf Life Books. The store announced the rebrand on Instagram. New signage, merch, and a revamped website launched on Friday, March 3.

Meanwhile, Book People is moving from its 40-year home on Granite Avenue to a bigger location in Henrico. The new store will be in the Gleneagles Shopping Center on Ridgefield Parkway. Head to the grand reopening on Saturday, April 1 to check it out.

Heads up: Online ordering from Book People is on pause until the new space opens.

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