Margie’s Book Nook celebrates 40 years in business

Earlier this year, Margie’s Book Nook celebrated 40 years in business without much fanfare. But the family owned business has persevered through all the ups and downs of all those years, three different locations and looks forward to continuing in business for many more years to come.

Margie and David Teeter in front of Margie’s Book Nook on Main Street in Uptown Susanville.

“When Margie first started, she didn’t have any new books,” son David Teeter said. “She bought everything lock, stock and barrel from the Susanville Book Nook, and when we first started, we were doing used books for a dollar a pop. Margie did well enough, we were able to expand to Gay Street, and then we were able to buy the building on Main Street.”

Margie’s still features a wide selection of used books, but also has new and historical publications, children’s books, works by local authors and even a few toys.

And anybody who’s stopped by Margie’s Book Nook in Uptown Susanville will attest to the company’s dedication to customer service — whether you’re looking for a new or used book or some other item in the store, attending a book signing or seeking a ticket to some community event — Margie’s is there.

Margie’s also has a history with a many local events and organizations — LARP, the Susanville Farmers Market, the Historic Uptown Susanville Association, Magical Uptown Country Christmas and Safe and Sane Halloween to name just a few.

Margie’s current location is its third home. In 1983 the store opened on Lassen Street next door to Fred the Barber. Another location on Gay Street followed in 1984, and in 1992 the book nook moved to its present location at 722 Main St. in Uptown Susanville.

David Teeter thanked Margie’s customers for the store’s success.

“We’ve got a good core of loyal customers who support us,” David Teeter said.