Despite Many Changes, Canio's Books Maintains Its Hold - 27 East

Despite Many Changes, Canio’s Books Maintains Its Hold

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Kathryn Szoka

Kathryn Szoka

 co-owner of Canio's Books in Sag Harbor. ALYSSA MELILLO

co-owner of Canio's Books in Sag Harbor. ALYSSA MELILLO

Kathryn Szoka

Kathryn Szoka

authorAlyssa Melillo on Feb 2, 2015
For the last 35 years, thousands of people have made their way through the dark blue doors at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor.Inside, the musky smell of paper lingers throughout... more

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