Book distributor expands in Versailles


VERSAILLES – Books by the Bushel, a distributor of children’s books owned by Mike and Paula Darnell, recently purchased 1 ½ acres of ground in the Versailles WJ Bohman Industrial Park for a new 5,000 square foot building to expand their business. The groundbreaking took place Wednesday, April 20.

Books by the Bushel has been in business since 2009, and began in the garage of the Darnell’s home in Calhoun, Georgia. In 2011, the business was moved to Versailles (Frenchtown).

Books by the Bushel began with one employee and currently employs seven, with plans for employee growth through 2017. On average the business distributes nearly 400,000 books and donates an additional 30,000 books to multiple early education programs.

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