Books Again Closing By End of Year
It’s a difficult business climate for bookstores because of Amazon, Kindles and e-books. Still, it saddens me when the inevitable occurs and a bookshop closes, especially an independently owned bookshop.
Books Again, a used and rare bookshop located across from Decatur High, will shut down by the end of the year.
I got to know Jim Adams, the owner, last year while I was the local editor for Decatur Patch and wrote a story about him and his shop cat, Eric.
Books Again is the kind of shop where I could spend hours browsing. Maybe that’s the problem, that people browsed and didn’t buy. (I did purchase a copy of “Moby Dick” as I resolved to catch up on my classics, but it’s still on my nightstand, halfway finished.) The store’s off the main pedestrian byways and didn’t draw a lot of foot traffic.
Luckily, Books Again will continue to exist as an online business.
Here’s the message Adams sent out by email:
Dear Fellow Book Lovers,
After 13 years of selling lots of books and making even more friends, I have decided to make Books Again an online-only shop. The brick-and-mortar store will be closed by the end of 2013 or before, depending on how quickly the inventory and the fixtures are sold.
To that end, starting Saturday, October 26th, I will begin selling our stock
at 50% off and will keep the store open 7 days a week for your shopping convenience. I will also send you emails about the progressively increasing discounts towards the end of the sale.
I personally want to thank all of my loyal customers who supported Books Again through the years and gave me a reason to get excited about coming to work every day. I hope to see every one of you during the sale so I can thank you each in person.
In summary, here is the deal:
* Sale starts SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th. Doors open at 10AM!
* All books are 50% off (yes, even the collectibles & the few new books we have) with the exception of consignment items.
* Terms are cash, check, debit card or credit card. Cash & checks are best!
* If you are planning on using trade credit we will allow you a 20% discount.
* Extended store hours: Mon-Fri (11AM-6PM); Sat (10AM-5PM); Sun (Noon-5PM).
Thanks for the memories,
225 North McDonough ST Decatur, GA 30030 | 404.377.1444