Monday, July 27, 2009

A look inside renovated Nantucket bookstore controlled by wife of Google CEO

Plum TV has two neat July 2009 video clips about Mitchell’s Book Corner on Nantucket. Established in 1968 and one of the island’s literary landmarks, the bookstore just reopened after an eight-month green renovation. The project, which included a new second floor (that’s where the SF books are!) and an elevator for handicap access, reused original building material and ensured that all new materials were environmentally friendly. The bookstore is controlled by Wendy Schmidt, president of the Schmidt Family Foundation and wife of Google CEO Eric Schmidt, whose philanthropic vehicle ReMain Nantucket purchased the store and its historic building in early 2008.

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