Bookstore honored with industry award

A Room of One’s Own bookstore, at 2717 Atwood Ave., has been honored by Publishers Weekly, naming owners Gretchen Treu and Wes Lukes to its Star Watch program.

Take Five with Amy Moore of Little Luxuries: Inflating the holidays

Inflationary trends can give retailers the willies, especially when they haven’t appeared for several decades. In the past two years, Amy Moore, owner Little Luxuries, 230 State St., is among the local merchants that has dealt with the uncertainty of a pandemic, civic unrest, and the resulting changes in consumer behavior. Now, a replay of the worse aspects of that bomb of a ’70s show — higher inflation — is threatening to add to this period of adjustment.

In Business magazine