In 1971, Betty Fleming, a Scotia resident concerned with providing quality books for children, founded the Open Door Bookstore with her husband, Bob. The original store was very small and occupied what is now half of the Gift Gallery. The store quickly expanded as requests for titles for adults grew.
In 1992, Janet Hutchison, store manager for ten years, and her husband, John, acquired the store from the Flemings. They have continued to operate the Open Door on the same old fashioned principles of personal service and broad selection of books and gifts.
Now housing more than 10,000 titles, The Open Door offers a cozy setting, soothing music, and creative and talented staff members who are ready to offer direction and recommendations.