It is with great regret that I announce the closure of The Book Shelf as of April 21st, 2015.
It is has been a wonderful experience being your independent bookseller for the past 14 years, and I wish it were possible to continue to be. We wouldn't have made it this far without the endearing support of our diehard customers, and I cannot tell you how important you have all been to me and my family.
I don't know what is in store for me next, but whatever it is, it will pale in comparison to the wonderful job I have had "slinging" books to all of you.
Chris Livingston, owner of The Book Shelf in Winona, Minnesota, recently announced to his customers and recipients of the bookstore's newsletter that the store will be closing after fourteen years in business. Here is a passage from that letter:
The store's inventory and fixtures will be sold at liquidation prices as long as they're available.