This note is on Betts Bookstores current inventory page. No, it was not bought by Mr. Gaunt -- which is probably good since I can imgine S.K. fans gladly playing tricks on each other to get their hands on some of the stuff in that store! Anyway, here's the note from Mr. David Williams.
Dear Loyal Customers, Friends and Constant Readers,
It is with great honor and enthusiasm that I assume the role of caretaker of Betts Books. My name is David Williamson and I have been a King fan and collector for many years. My predecessor, Stuart Tinker, held the position for nearly 20 years, and he is a well-known and respected figure in the Stephen King community. I would like to thank Stu for his dedication over the past years and for inspiring in so many of us a passion for all things Stephen King. My first King collectible was purchased from Stu almost 15 years ago.
Betts Books is synonymous with authenticity, quality and service, and I intend to uphold these values as the new owner. One of my long-term goals is to help expand people’s knowledge and appreciation for the literary works of Stephen King and to be an advocate for reading in general. I also plan to continue my support of one of Stephen’s charities, The Haven Foundation, a national, nonprofit organization making grants to freelance writers and artists experiencing career-threatening trauma.
I simply could not be more delighted to be the new proprietor of Betts Books, and I look forward to providing you with the utmost care and consideration. I have several ideas for taking the business in new directions, so stay tuned! Also a major renovation of the web site is planned for spring.In the meantime, I am able to process orders but am still working feverishly to get all the behind-the-scenes workings up and running and to unpack the inventory. So, please do contact me with your orders but I ask your patience and understanding as I get the process of running this on-line bookstore running smoothly.Many thanks and happy holidays to all of you.David