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By Gini Davis
Senior Staff Writer 

Kalapuya Books a 'literarty' haven in historic 'Grove


August 1, 2019

Gini Davis/The Creswell Chronicle

Betsy Hartzell is in her element at eclectic Kalapuya Books, which she and husband Hal own and operate in Cottage Grove's historic downtown.

Perhaps one key to Kalapuya Books' 22 successful years is that owners Betsy and Hal Hartzell sell what they love, and love selling from their charming historic building at 637 E Main St.

The shop's selection of mostly-used adult and children's books; local art, quilts, prayer flags, ceramics and jewelry; seeds; vintage and "found" items is eclectic and – in Betsy's description – quirky.

"We carry a full spectrum of literary fiction; lots of books on ecology, farming and the environment; and I've got a big interest in local history, poetry and transformational spirituality, so we have th...

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