BUSINESS: Molly Parent and her fiancé, Stephen Sparks, have purchased Point Reyes Books.   David Briggs

When news hit last May that Point Reyes Books was to be sold, owners Steve Costa and Kate Levinson received 27 letters of interest from across the country. Folks spanning from Oregon to New York City sought to take over the independent literary hub, but it was a couple from San Francisco that ultimately won the bid.

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