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Trappe Book Shop Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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 TRAPPE, Md.- If you live on Delmarva, odds are you've driven past the Unicorn Book Shop along Route 50 in Trappe once, twice, or even a few hundred times.  Tuesday the store celebrated its 40th birthday.

Over the years they've sold countless antique and rare books, using an an old cash register and adding machine to make the transactions.  The store's owner says sometimes his customers will step in the door and just breathe in the smell of the old books before they shop.

"It's been an enormous amount of fun.  You get to meet the nicest and most interesting people.  I absolutely 100 percent mean it when I say I would not have changed jobs with anyone on this planet," said owner James Dawson.

Dawson says the shop was originally two shops in Easton.  He relocated to Trappe in the mid 1980s.  The store has survived the rise of the e-book, and even the invasion of a lost deer (you'll have to ask James about that yourself).  He says the past 40 years have flown by, but he's looking forward to many more in Talbot county.




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