Chicago-area children’s store Crocodile Pie will close after being rescued once by new owners a year ago. Co-owner Amy Moran says: “People either don’t have the money to spend or they’re being cautious – and rightfully so. We have a great client base – people have been very supportive. But they just don’t have the funds that they spent before.”
But Flintridge Bookstore, the Pasadena, CA store that was substantially damaged after a tractor-trailer crashed into its building four months, will have a grand reopening this weekend.
In New York, the West Village’s Biography Bookshop has been driven from its tiny space by rising rent. The store will relocate to another part of Bleecker Street and rename itself BookBook.