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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 22, 2003

CONTACT: Steve Tompkins
(617) 989-6650
Bob Romanow
(617) 852-5752


FRUGAL BOOK STORE DONATES AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHORED BOOKS TO SUFFOLK COUNTY PRISON LIBRARY


Bob Romanow, owner of Frugal Book Store in Roxbury, donated 50 brand new books authored by African American writers to the Suffolk County House of Correction prison library.

“We are grateful to community-minded business leaders such as Bob Romanow, who see the benefit of providing educational materials to offenders,” said Sheriff Andrea J. Cabral.

The library, which contains nearly 26000 volumes of work on various subjects, is used daily by the 1500 offenders at the South Bay prison.

Romanow is active in community affairs, recently helping to save the Timilty Middle School extended school program.

His stores, Frugal Furniture and Frugal Book Store, are located in Roxbury and Mattapan. The companies employ people from the community in management as well as in staff positions. They were established four years ago with a mission to work closely with the community to its mutual betterment.

(Editor’s note: A digital photo is available with this release. Please call 617-989-6672 to request the photo.)


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