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Carmel Magazine, Winter-Spring 2019

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Relocated Book Store Brings Literature and Music to Salinas B Y M I C H A E L C H AT F I E L D A s Trish Sullivan and Dan Beck learned, life doesn't always turn out the way we plan. Their business, Downtown Book & Sound in Oldtown Salinas, is a case in point. It's an "acci- dental bookstore." "We rented a store to house a visitor's cen- ter for Destination Salinas, our organization dedicated to providing an insider's guide to the area," Sullivan says. A used book store shared the space and when the owners left the area, she and Beck obtained the inventory and kept it going. "Turns out, the bookstore paid the rent," she adds. After eight years, the business has moved to new quarters across the street, in a historic 1875 Odd Fellows Hall. The new light-filled and airy digs provide an enticing venue for the thou- sands of used books, music—in CD and vinyl form—art, (Beck is an accomplished painter and musician), clothing and gift items. When Logos Bookstore in Santa Cruz recently closed, Sullivan and Beck obtained that venerable bookshop's fixtures and inventory. It's all on display in neat rows that invite browsing. Future plans call for an upstairs space to even- tually feature live music events. Visit Downtown Book & Sound at 213 South Main in Salinas, call 831/477-6700 or go to SHORTCUTS BUSINESS Trish Sullivan and Dan Beck of Downtown Book & Sound in Salinas recently relocated their used book, music and art business to a historic building. 74 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 9 Photo: Kelli Uldall

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