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Here's the tale of one entrepreneur who refused to close the book on her favorite out-of-print classics.

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This story appears in the February 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

What: Publisher of out-of-print books for children and young adults

Who: Madelene Towne of Green Mansion Press

Where: New York City

When: Started in June 2001

As the mother of three children, Madelene Towne wanted her kids to read the same books she had enjoyed as a child. But after shopping around unsuccessfully, she realized that most of her favorite titles were out of print. Rather than giving up, this former trust and estates lawyer decided to bring them back to life with her own book publishing business.

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