Books & Brews Expanding to Ohio

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Indianapolis-based Books & Brews is continuing its expansion efforts. The used bookstore and taproom will make its first official trip out of state with a new franchise location in Oxford, Ohio, near Miami University.

It will be the 10th overall Books & Brews location. Franchisee Ann Kamphaus signed a lease last month for the location, which is the former site of Quarter Barrel Brewery & Pub.

"We franchised because we loved the concept," said Kamphaus. "As an Oxford resident, we need a bookstore, a community space, and a place to unplug from technology and reconnect with friends and family. Books & Brews is that place."

Like other Books & Brews locations, all used books will be sold for $3 along with a small selection of new books sold at list price. Ten percent of the revenue from book sales will go to local adult and family literacy programs.

The new location is expected to open later this summer. Books & Brews had previously sold a franchise in Colorado, however Indiana on Tap reports the franchisees later sold it to a group in Fort Wayne after having issues securing a location.

Books & Brews began franchising in 2017 with its location in Carmel. The company recently opened a new location in Noblesville and, in January, announced its acquisition of Flat 12 Bierwerks.

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