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July 8, 2010 — The Fat Cat moves on to life number 2

Fat Cat Books, created by Brian Perry in July 1976 will come to the end of its first life at the end of July, after 34 years. But its second life will start on August 1st as longtime store manager, Tawna Lewis, continues as Fat Cat Comics at the same location - 15 Avenue B, Johnson City.

After 34 years at the helm, Brian Perry will be retiring from ownership of one of the longest continuously operating science fiction stores in the US. Fat Cat Books opened on July 9, 1976 at 263 Main St in Johnson City, moving the 15 Avenue B in 2007. Fat Cat Books, originally a science fiction specialty bookstore, was the first local store to sell the best selling game Dungeons and Dragons and was the first comicbook specialty store in the area. The success of Dungeons and Dragons (or D&D as its commonly known) led to expansion into many other game lines, especially other role-playing games and later collectible card games like Magic: the Gathering.

Ms Lewis became store manager in the early 1980ís when Perry returned to college to obtain an MBA and then stayed at Binghamton University as an instructor in Small Business Management and later as the Academic Advisor of the School of Management. She has remained the day to day manager since that time. Her expertise, developed over the years, should make the transition a seamless one. Longtime customers should expect the same customer oriented business that the 'Cat has always prided itself on being.

Fat Cat Books will be holding a Retirement Sale during the month of July.

 
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