Papercuts JP Draws Crowds at Boston Book Festival Saturday

Kate Layte (L) owner of Papercuts JP talks with her husband Brenden.

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Kate Layte (L) owner of Papercuts JP talks with her husband Brenden.

Opened a year ago at 5 Green St., Papercuts JP was prominently displayed Saturday at the seventh annual Boston Book Festival held at Copley Square and adjacent venues. Working in collaboration with Harvard Book Store, Papercuts JP was one of seven metropolitan-area independent booksellers at the Book Festival. Boston proper has only two independent book sellers focusing on new books: Trident on Newbury Street and Papercuts JP.

Papercuts JP had a table overflowing with new books at the Boston Common Hotel on the second floor conference room.

This summer, Jamaica Plain News spoke to proprietor Kate Layte about her first seven months in business.

Jamaica Plain boasts a strong ecosystem of independent businesses, supported by organizations like JP Local First, of which Papercuts JP is a member. Jamaica Plain News is also a member of JP Local First.

Kate Layte and Brian Hogue make sales at the JP Papercuts table during the Boston Book Festival

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Kate Layte, owner of Papercuts JP and Brian Hogue make sales at the JP Papercuts table during the Boston Book Festival

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Browses and buyers flock around the JP Papercuts table outside the Boston Common Hotel conference halls

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Browses and buyers flock around the JP Papercuts table outside the Boston Common Hotel conference halls

Authors Bill Clegg ) L) and Steve Kurkjian autograph books sold at the Papercuts JP table

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Authors Ben Mezrich (L) and Steve Kurkjian autograph books sold at the Papercuts JP table

Brian Hogue ( L) and Kate Layte talk with a customer at the Papercuts J P table

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Brian Hogue ( L) and Kate Layte talk with a customer at the Papercuts J P table.  Behind them a portrait of William Ludlow ( 1707  1785 ) watches