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Wesleyan Bookstore Will Move to Main Street Next Spring

On Wednesday, Michael Roth spoke to a crowd inside 413 Main Street and announced plans to move the Wesleyan Bookstore to that location by next semester. Construction will begin in December and is expected to be completed by next spring.

“We’re committed to strengthening the ties between campus and Main Street,” said Roth. “Relocating Wesleyan’s bookstore is a major step in the direction, and I am so delighted that R.J. Julia Booksellers, with their phenomenal reputation, will be our partner in this effort.”

The announcement follows an initial proposal by Roth to move the bookstore back in April, in an effort to increase Main Street’s potential as a cultural hub for Wesleyan students and faculty as well as Middletown residents. The new 12,000-square-foot space is designed to host more events than the current Broad Street location, and “will improve first impressions for prospective students and families,” according to a Wesleyan Newsletter post following the announcement.

Music Monday at Red & Black feat. Alma’s Engine

From the melodic Alma Sanchez-Eppler ’14:

In the words of Robbie DeRosa, “Music Mondays are the most fun one can have on campus other than friday nights and The Tour de Franzia. {Who can argue with that?!] Alma Sanchez-Eppler is one of our fave student performers- her alternate guitar tunings and beguiling voice always make us happy. Her songs can be happy, yet world weary ..and she can incite the listener into social awareness at the same time. [Damn.} Come enjoy a grilled sandwich and a fruit smoothie – or if the weather turns, maybe try a specialty coffee drink. [Why wait?!} Either way – show up between 6:00 and 6:45 and be enchanted by Alma .”

Date: TODAY, September 23rd
Time: 6:00PM – 6:45PM
Place: Red & Black Cafe
Cost: Free! (unless you’re feeling that specialty coffee drink)

Music Monday

The Church Street Revue will be playing the final Music Monday of the semester at the Red & Black Cafe tomorrow. The Church Street Revue is a bluegrass band of Wesleyan students consisting of:

Sam Werbalowsky (’11) on banjo
Nick Jackson (’11) on mandolin
Michael Vitale (’11) on fiddle
Eli Hetko (’11) on guitar
Scott Infusino (’12) on bass

  • Date: Monday, December 6
  • Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Place: Red & Black Cafe (at Broad Street Books)
  • Cost: Free