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Amada Abad holds a copy of “The Pilot and the Little Prince” by Peter Sis of Irvington.

After 35 years behind the counter and between the shelves at Galapagos Books, Hastings resident Amada Abad will close her store’s doors at the end of April. 

Galapagos opened in 1987, under the ownership of Susan Lindsay, as a dedicated source of foreign language books, something previously found only in New York City. Abad, a native of Ecuador, was on staff from the start, and bought the business with her husband, Alan Murray, whom she met while working at Galapagos, in 1998. More than two decades later, Abad determined that it was time for her to say goodbye. 

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