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Laurel's Main Street book shop goes beyond the page
Laurel's Main Street book shop goes beyond the page

Laurel resident and shop proprietress Belinda Blair Young doesn't shake hands when introduced. She hugs. "I want you to feel like you're in a friend's home while you're here," she said of her new store, Chosen Books and Gift Boutique, at 509-B Main St. Young nicknamed her store "Reading Road on Main" because she wants to get people to read on Main Street. The boutique will host discussions of Christian books like "Man Code," by Dr. Dennis Swanberg, as well as reading events for local singers, poets, artists, church groups, civic groups and private book clubs for people of all ages. "We'll host anything other than erotica and...

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