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Mystic community rallies to restore book store damaged by Hurricane Sandy

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MYSTIC, CT (WFSB) -

The community has rallied around a local book store that was flooded after Mystic River overflowed its banks and damaged thousands of books.

"The damage was not to any of the inventory or any of the infrastructure, it was the carpeting," said the co-owner of Bank Square Books Patience Banister.

On Thursday, the contractor was brought in to rip up all the carpeting and lay 3,000 square feet of new title.

While the contractor worked, volunteers spent the day putting 10,000 books in 300 bins donated by a local moving company that will be placed in a dry storage area.

"We couldn't have done it just by ourselves," Banister said. "We had tremendous support from the community."

The store is expected to reopen once the building is cleared by the town's inspector and the books are moved back in.

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