Bookstore’s upcoming closure is bittersweet

After 10 years in downtown Marietta, Barking Dog Books and Art, LLC is closing its bricks-and-mortar retail operation and moving. Our last day at 212 Putnam St. in Marietta will be Saturday, July 12.

Whether you came in every week, every month, or just once or twice a year while passing through, your consistent support and encouragement made an impact. So many of you have taken the time to stop by or write to express your best wishes, and we appreciate all your kind words. While closing our store is bittersweet, we are looking forward to our new adventure in the frozen north of Ohio where we will continue as an online only bookstore.

We hope you will stop by during the Merchants & Artists Walk on July 11 to say goodbye. Special thanks to Dr. Levy for his recent very kind letter to the editor and to Casiha Felt for all her dedication and devotion to our store.

Marianne and Scot Monaghan