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    Carter Lyman is an employee at Back of Beyond Books on Main Street. Photo by Carter Pape

    Editor,

    Moab is truly blessed in having an independent, conscientious, community bookstore of the highest caliber and quality. Our congratulations, kudos and thanks go out to Andy and Marcie Nettell, and the always dedicated Back of Beyond Books staff, for surviving and thriving for 30 years now, and always giving back so much to the community (Books for Tots, author readings, community events, etc.), despite the onslaught of digital media and Amazon.

    As a community role model, B.O.B.B. is now also solar powered, thanks also to the skills and vision of Andrew Austin at Moab’s Austin Solar.

    — Bob Lippman and Pam Hackley
    Castle Valley

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