Saturday, April 30, 2011

Book World Closing

In case you missed this story in the DE, long time Strip occupant Book World will close its doors on May 31.  The owner cites the economy and lack of time as reasons for his decision:

Owner John Ballestro said the economy and an increase in his time commitment at the business — which caters primarily to students, faculty and staff at SIUC — led to his decision to close.

Sorry to see it close as I remember first shopping there during the late 80s when I starting coming to Carbondale.  Rumor was that later in the business' existence  it survived solely on the sales of back issues of Playboy from the 8' long rack near the checkout counter.

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