Print, a new independent bookstore in Portland’s East End, has opened for business just in time for the holiday shopping season.

In a tweet published Tuesday evening, the bookstore’s Twitter account announced “We’re open! Come by and buy a book!” alongside two photographs of the store’s fully stocked shelves.

Print’s owners, Emily Russo and Josh Christie, both have connections to the publishing industry. Russo is a longtime bookseller and the daughter of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo. Christie, who is also an outdoors columnist for the Maine Sunday Telegram, has co-written or contributed to several books, including “Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland.”

In a Wednesday afternoon phone conversation, Christie estimated that “dozens and dozens” of customers had already come through the shop’s doors.

The bookstore, located at the intersection of Congress and India Streets, is within walking distance of several new residential developments. In an August profile, Russo told the Press Herald that “we felt Portland could support a third bookstore on the peninsula, and we also felt that Munjoy Hill and the East End are becoming their own self-sufficient community.”

The store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but will otherwise be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. It has scheduled a grand opening celebration for Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m.

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