Papercuts JP Draws Crowds at Boston Book Festival Saturday

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.

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Seven Months On, Papercuts Is Going Strong

Nothing is more heavenly than the scent of freshly baked pastries and books.  Both uplift the soul at the end of Green Street where next door to each other are Blue Frog Bakery and Papercuts JP, Jamaica Plain's newest indie bookstore. Papercuts is owned and managed by Kate Layte, 29, of Forest Hills. She opened the 5 Green St. store on Nov.29, 2014 during Small Business Saturday. "I had a fantastic opening day," she said.

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Did Winter Hurt Your JP Business? Snow Loan Program Could Help

If you own a business in JP and have losses because of the punishing series of storms we endured, there's help. A state program is offering loans of $5,000 to $10,000 to help local businesses "regain financial stability and recover from lost storm revenue." Brad Brown of Blue Frog Bakery touted the program at Wednesday's meeting of the JP Business & Professional Association. He said his Green Street business lost $12,000 in February from weather-related closings. The program, which could make as much as $1 million in loans available, would run through May, according to a press release.

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Bookstore Plans to Open on Green Street

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Post by Papercuts, JP. As you can see from the Facebook post embedded here, a bookstore called "Papercuts" plans to open this fall in the space recently vacated by Hatched, which moved around the corner. The bookstore already has its social media act together. You can follow their evolution on Facebook and Twitter. Jamaica Plain News has reached out to the owners and we hope to bring you more details soon.

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