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Cambridge couple buys Porter Square Books

By Mary Moore, from the Boston Business Journal

portersquare-600A Cambridge couple has purchased Porter Square Books, a nine-year old bookstore that has become a hub for book lovers as other indie shops go out of business.

Dina Mardell and David Sandberg completed the purchase of the store on Aug. 18. Co-founder Jane Dawson announced in March that it was up for sale. Dawson is planning to retire in the next few months, although two other former co-owners will stay involved for longer. No other changes are expected to the 23-person staff.

Sandberg, an attorney, recently left his job with Google, said Mardell in a phone interview. Mardell has a background in education with a focus on early literacy.

The purchase was at least partially an emotional one…[more]

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