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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Blue Marble Bookstore Owner Seeks Someone to Buy Business as He Looks Toward Retirement

Trent Montessori students during a visit to Blue Marble Books.
(Img: Jan Haas)

By Jessie Eden and Robin Gee

Peter Moore, owner of Blue Marble Books, announced on Thursday afternoon he has decided to retire. He doesn’t have an exact date set but said, after more than 40 years, it’s time. Still, he first hopes to find someone interested in continuing the business.

Moore made the statement via a Facebook post on the Blue Marble Books Facebook page. Blue Marble Books was started by his wife, Tina, in 1979. Tina Moore passed away in 2017.

Tina and Peter Moore (Img: FTM file)

"After over forty years in the community, I have decided to retire from my second career as a bookseller. Tina and I and our dedicated staff of book lovers and former educators and librarians have brought books, authors and illustrators to parents and schools in the Greater Cincinnati area."

He said he is looking for a buyer for the business as well as the building itself. "I am proud of what we have built, and I am now looking for someone to continue our dream," he said.

Tina and Peter Moore celebrating Blue Marble's 35th anniversary. (Img: provided)

For now, the store continues in business, and Moore plans to reopen as soon as the current COVID-19 guidelines allow. Plans are still moving ahead for a celebration this June of the store’s 41st anniversary. Of course, how the store celebrates is currently up in the air but will unfold as more information about reopening guidelines becomes available, he said.

Moore said he will give it some time to see if someone would like to step up and continue the store. If you are interested, contact him directly at

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