Shaken, But Safe After Crash: Papercuts Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day On Saturday

Two cars came crashing through Papercuts' storefront on Wednesday, but that's not stopping our local and beloved bookstore from celebrating Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday. "Miraculously no one was in the store at the time. We're safe, but shaken. If you'd like to help out, there are links to donate on our website," wrote Papercuts' owner Kate Layte in a newsletter blast. The staff has been working hard to cleanup after the accident and they'll be open from noon to 6 pm on Saturday to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day.


Two Cars Crash Through Papercuts’ Storefront

Luckily, no one was hurt said police and fire officials after a two cars collided and went through Papercuts' storefront on Wednesday. One of the drivers who wished to not give their name said they were driving down South Street towards Forest Hills when the vehicles collided. She said she was thankful that she and the other driver were okay. Auto investigators were on scene of the accident to determine how the accident occurred.


Fresh Hair Salon Closing After 37 Years of Cutting Hair

Longtime South Street business Fresh Hair will be closing its doors for the last time in the next week after being open for 37 years in Jamaica Plain. Salon ownership announced the closure this past fall through its customer newsletter. "It has been a wonderful time, and we are ready to move on to other adventures," said the brief explanation of the closure. Services will be offered through Dec. 21st, and there will be an open house on Dec.


Papercuts JP Owner Co-Launching Book Publishing Press

The owner of Papercuts JP is co-launching a new publishing venture to complement her independent Jamaica Plain bookstore. According to Improper Bostonian, Papercuts owner and manager Kate Layte, who opened the bookstore in 2014, is teaming up with media and events director Katie Eelman to launch Cutlass Press. Eelman will serve as editor-in-chief for the operation, and hopes to publish between three and five books each year. “There are so many wonderful writers whose work breaks the mold of traditional publishing. We want to help to amplify those voices," she told the Improper.