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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 01-13-2021

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | JANUARY 13-19, 2021 PAWTUCKET 9 on Webster Street, the local online book reseller is again bursting at the seams and will likely not be able to stay at its current location much lon- ger, say those who run the company. Regional Market Manager Gary Parenteau said so many books are coming in that the staff can barely keep up. They're now shipping out some 16,000 books per week, with the warehouse stacked wall to wall with giant cardboard boxes, often stacked two high. One Gaylord card- board box holds some 900 books and weighs in between 800 and 1,000 pounds, said Parenteau. Discover Books now employs 50 people at its Pawtucket location. "We're doing pretty well," said Parenteau. First founded in Woonsocket 18 years ago, Discover Books sells its pulp for a variety of uses, including for insulation. Starting in 2020, books from the company are also now ground up and turned into household items such as toilet paper and paper plates. Realistically, said Parenteau, the company can probably only last another year or two at its current location due to space constraints after previously moving from a 9,000-square-foot facility in Pawtucket to its current location. "We're pretty full," he said. He said the company would like to stay in Pawtucket long-term, as a large share of its employees hail from this city and neighboring Central Falls. Discover Books has strong ties to BREEZE PHOTO BY ETHAN SHOREY GARY PARENTEAU, of Discover Books in Pawtucket, shows just how crowded the company's warehouse has become. DISCOVER From Page One this community, he said, donating books to Pawtucket-based Books Are Wings, the Providence Books Through Bars program, many different schools, and continues to give "literally to anyone who wants some," said Parenteau. A Cumberland resident, Parenteau said he and the company also donated books to all elementary school librar- ies in that town. The company recovers books from transfer stations, libraries, and some 550 book donation bins in New England, making sure they don't end up in landfills. Books must meet a standard where they can sell for a minimum of $4 apiece to avoid get- ting turned into pulp. L The Mini Dental Implant Center Plainville Dental Care 13 Taunton Street, Plainville, MA 02762 508-699-4822 Dr. Peyman Beigi, a graduate of Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, is a proud member of the Massachusetts Dental Society & American Dental Association. Hablamos Español & e portugues • A Fast, affordable and permanent way to replace missing teeth or stabilize dentures in just one office visit! • Placing mini dental implants is quick, with a minimal invasive procedure. • Half the cost (and size of Conventional implants). • Less discomfort and less healing time needed. Are You Tired of LOOSE DENTURES or MISSING TEETH? Let Dr. Peyman Beigi introduce you to MINI DENTAL IMPLANTS $ 88 New Patient OFFER Includes: Tooth Whitening (home kit), Dental Cleaning, Check-Up, X-Rays, Treatment Planning. Expires 2/28/2021 Evening & Saturday Appointments Available. Credit Cards & Most Insurance Accepted SamE Day DENTaL ImPLaNTS EXTRACTIONS, MINI IMPLANTS, CROWNS & DENTURES A value of over $400.00. Paid at time of service. You must present this coupon at time of service to receive the special offer. May not be used more than once and may not be combined with other offers or discounted plans. Paid at the time of service. Requires payment at the first visit. No cash value.

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