Book Store Kids T-Shirts
Show everyone you're a preferred reader in this shirt. On March 4, 1933, Lawrence Hoyt opened a rental library in a leased space inside a Bridgeport, CT department store under the name Walden Book Company. By 1948 it had grown to over 250 locations in various department stores. In 1962, the company opened its first "Waldenbooks" store in the Northway Mall in Pittsburgh, PA. The 1970s were a time of extraordinary growth for Waldenbooks, with new stores opening around the country at the rate of one per week. Waldenbooks had opened its 500th store in 1978 and by 1981 it had become the first bookstore chain to have stores in every state. By the time the company was celebrating its 50th anniversary in 1983, Walden was operating 830 stores nationwide and was continuing to thrive. Beginning in 2004, many Waldenbooks locations were re-branded and it was announced that the company was downsizing the Waldenbooks chain. By January 2010, 200 stores were closed. Liquidation to close all of the remaining Waldenbooks commenced on July 22, 2011.
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America's favorite bookseller is now on your favorite t-shirt. Founded in 1966 by Bruce Dayton, B. Dalton Bookseller Inc. grew to be the second-largest operator of shopping-mall bookstores in the US. Initially, with stores that featured parquet flooring and wide aisles, B. Dalton targeted middle-class suburban customers. Later the store switched to a mass-market approach, which allowed for a wider range of titles. B. Dalton was also a longtime sponsor of the PBS TV series Reading Rainbow. By January 2010, all but two B. Dalton locations were closed, with the final store closing at the end of February, 2013.
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Heathers is a 1988 American black comedy film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael Lehmann. The film portrays four teenage girls—three of whom are named Heather—in a clique at an Ohio high school. The film has been adapted into a musical and a 2018 television series is currently in production.
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