A sad farewell for beloved bookstore
After 46 years of business, one of Sydney’s oldest independent bookstores, Lindfield Bookshop and Children’s Bookshop, is closing down. Owner Scott Whitmore posted on the store’s Facebook page:
After 46 years serving the North Shore community and 20 years of my ownership, it is with considerable sadness that I write to advise you of my tough decision to close Lindfield Bookshop and Children’s Bookshop at the end of August.
It is time to commit to a new shop lease with a rent level that would be difficult to maintain. We are fully aware how disappointing this news will be to our countless loyal customers, librarians, authors and publisher/distributor friends who have supported us for many years but I have concluded that after a quarter of a century in the business, it is time for me to begin a new chapter in my life.
Karen, Ian, Angus, Margie, Ruth and Duncan join me in sincerely thanking you for your patronage and friendship over the years and we will miss our regular (in many cases weekly and in some cases even daily) interactions with you, sharing our stories and our favourite book recommendations.
Our last day of trading will be Saturday, August 24th. If you are able, please stop by the shop on that day anytime between 2 and 6pm for drinks and nibbles with us to officially say goodbye.
For the remaining time trading, we have reduced all fully-priced stock by 20% (this excludes special orders) and giftware by 30% so please do pop in for a bargain, to use up any vouchers you may have and to give us a chance to say goodbye.
Better Reading wishes Scott and his team all the best for future endeavours.
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