Iconic bookstore owner closing downtown Newnan shop after 36 years


Iconic bookstore owner closing downtown Newnan shop after 36 years Photo by Sarah Fay Campbell  Earlene Scott talks about her years in the bookselling business.

Earlene Scott has always loved books.

She is such a voracious reader that by the mid 1970s, she had already read all the books that interested her at Newnan’s Carnegie Library and had to start purchasing new reading material.

At the time, bookstores were few and far between. In fact, the closest one wasn’t really a bookstore at all — it was the book section at Rich’s in downtown Atlanta.

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