Owner Of Beloved Local Bookstore Dies

Jul 10, 2019

Bookstore owner Sam Hyde in his Wells Street shop.
Credit Julia Meek / WBOI

The owner of local used bookstore Hyde Brothers, Booksellers has died.

According to a Facebook post by the store, Sam Hyde passed away Tuesday evening surrounded by his family.


Store officials said in the post they “aren’t going anywhere” and remain open during regular business hours.


With over 150,000 titles stacked on two floors, Hyde Brothers, Booksellers has been a well-known presence in the Wells Street Corridor for more than 25 years, and is a popular place for local authors to launch new publications.