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House of Books in a smaller space

For about the next nine months, the House of Books is in residence at 4 Main St. in Kent while work is done on the bookstore’s own building, at 10 Main St. Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

KENT — It’s hard to imagine a more perfect setting for a bookstore than the snug space that is now home to the House of Books.

But the little red cottage on Main Street isn’t the true home of the venerable shop, one of only a handful of bookstores remaining in the Tri-state region.

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