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Two Bookstore Closings

Village Books in Pacific Palisades, CA
“It was with great regret and sadness that Katie O’Laughlin announced on Thursday, June 2 that Village Books would be closing on June 30, after fourteen years in business. ‘Village Books has struggled financially for the past 10 years,’ says O’Laughlin, ‘but I was able to somehow make it work. Unfortunately, recent changes in the book business have made it impossible to continue operating the store in its present form.’ To read the full story, click here.

The Bookstore in Radcliff, KY
“There are plenty of books on the shelves at The Bookstore in Radcliff. But there are not enough customers. So after 37 years in business, owner Jerry Brown is closing his bookstore. Blame the electronic revolution. ‘With the e-readers, the Nooks, and the Kindles, all of my best customers instead of coming in here and buying books, I think now they are downloading books,’ says Brown.” To read the full story, click here.

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