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Murphy's Used Books is Staying Open!

Uncategorized Sep 06, 2019

Before I get into all the details about what is changing, and what is staying the same, I want to say thank you all so much for your support during this period. We thousands of emails, likes, comments, and shares of our posts letting you all know what was going on and we appreciate it. I couldn't respond to everything, and I'm sure some stuff slipped through the cracks, but I tried to at least read it all.

We have the best community in the whole world right here in Dayton, and I don't take that for granted. 

Since the announcement of the store closing we have been negotiating with the owners of the property to be able to change the lease terms to make it easier for us to stay here. 

After a lot of back and forth we came to an agreement that we could accept.

With some extra work, elbow grease, and the support of the community, we will be able to make this operation work. 

I can't tell you how relieved and excited I am about this... 

But there will need to be some changes. 

1.  We will be closed on Mondays starting on September 16th.  This is a cost cutting measure that will also allow us some uninterrupted time to focus on our e-commerce business.   

2. We are going to be changing our hours on the 6 days a week we will be open. We will conduct a couple of polls in the Facebook group about these changes to get input from the community. You can join the group and have your voice heard at this link here

3. We are doubling down on efforts to get our message out to local schools and work to do more to make an impact in the community, so you'll be hearing more about that. If want to get involved in our ongoing mission to give away a book for every book we sell, then send us a message on Facebook. 

There will be more announcements later about changes to the store, but let's get into something a little more exciting. 


This is shaping up to be the best September on record for me personally.

My dream store gets to stay open, my birthday is coming up, and I get to marry my best friend at the end of the month.  

So let's celebrate together :)

From now until the end of my birthday (Monday the 9th of September) we are having our first AND ONLY bag sale at Murphy's. 

All Books, CDs, and DVDs, are $15 a grocery bag that we will provide. 

This will never EVER EVER happen again :)

I've been a busy boy... 

and on top of negotiating to keep the store open I've been looking at supplies of books to replace all the stuff we've sold during the past month. 

I have commitments to purchase over 80,000 books over the next 30 days and we need to make sure we have the room for them!

And that is just the beginning...

Murphy's is back and it will be better than ever.

To stay on top of all the changes at Murphy's and hear what is going on first, click here and join our Facebook group.


I love you all! This could not have happened without your support, and to keep it going, we need you to continue supporting us :) 

-Greg Murphy

Murphy's Used Books and Media






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