Business Digest

Book retailer moving to larger Columbia building

SuperBookDeals (www.super, a discount book retailer, has announced the acquisition of a new headquarters, a 23,000-square-foot distribution center at 9002 Red Branch Road in Columbia.


The company, which has expanded its market through strategic partnerships with Amazon, eBay, Yahoo and other online commerce outlets, will move this month from the 8,400- square-foot location it has been leasing at 9051 Red Branch Road.

SuperBookDeals maintains specialized book portals, including a site for professionals in architecture, business, finance and other fields. The company also runs a publishing company specializing in business, finance, and other topics. A conference division produces seminars and trade shows.


Harmony Hall to hold gala this afternoon

Harmony Hall Assisted Living Community in Columbia will celebrate its $1 million renovation project with a Spring into Summer Gala at 2 p.m. today.

Music, food and beverages, and group tours of the facility at 6336 Cedar Lane are planned. Local officials and Harmony Hall residents are to take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The project, designed by Gant, Hart Brunnett, was started last fall. It includes more than 2,000 square feet of added space, an atrium, a garden room and administrative areas, as well as an entrance canopy, interior furnishings and landscaping.