The Friends of the Keller Library bookstore held a soft opening Sept. 24 for its new location at 640 Johnson Road, Ste. B, Keller.

The previous location at 137 Taylor St. was closed in the spring in preparation for the move next to the Keller Public Library. The two entities will share portions of the building, with Friends of the Keller Library running the bookstore.

The grand opening and ribbon cutting is scheduled for Oct. 15, with the event running from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The bookstore had an estimated 50,000 books in the previous location and 80 six-foot-tall bookshelves were bought for the new spot. Those are filling up fast from donations, and the collection is nearing 90,000, according to Michelle Hur, president of Friends of the Keller Library. There are about 40 members associated with the nonprofit, she said, and they meet the third Thursday of each month. The Friends of the Keller Library was founded in 1989 by Lisa Harper Wood, who was the Keller Public Library director from 1987-2007. Prior to the bookstore being open, a bike rally was held to raise funds for the library.

The new location will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturday.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to clarify new hours, days of opeartion.