Barnes & Noble has agreed upon a lease extension for a Fort Worth, TX store in University Park Village after indicating last month the outlet would close at the end of the lease. The mall manager says “we never wanted them to leave, as Barnes & Noble brings more to a property than simply rental income.”
In Bellingham, WA The Bookworm Burrow opens later this month, selling new and used children’s books.
But the news is not good for a couple of other stores. Chattanooga’s largest remaining independent store Rock Point Books will close in December after four years in business. Nearby Books Never-Ending in Rossville, GA is “hanging by a thread” after 17 years in business, according to owner Danielle Hargis. “I don’t think anyone has found the key yet to staying afloat,” she said. “We always urge the public to support the local businesses, because they won’t be there anymore unless they do.”
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In Brooklyn, NY, Brownstone Books has closed.