Next bookstore down: Mrs. Nelson's in La Verne

mrs-nelsons-closing.jpgAfter 28 years in La Verne, Mrs. Nelson's Toy and Book Shop will close in January, the store announced in a note that cites the inability to compete with online sales and big box stores. "We’ve been open for 28 years and it’s a wonderful time we’ve had, but it’s time to close now,” owner Judy Nelson told the Daily Bulletin. "Retail in general is changing quite a bit. A lot of purchases are going online and the book business in general is changing too; we can see it’s a trend and we’re not able to keep up.” The store appeals to children and their parents and has been a popular place for young readers to meet authors.

Only the retail store on Bonita Avenue will close. Mrs. Nelson’s Book Fair Company, which produces book fairs for schools, and Mrs. Nelson’s Library Services, which handles book ordering and textbook rebinding, will remain in business.

More by Kevin Roderick:
State Dept. condolences on the death of journalist Mike O'Connor
Next bookstore down: Mrs. Nelson's in La Verne
There's a new print bureau chief in LA
Mike O'Connor, reporter and advocate for Mexico's journalists was 67
Rose Bowl to roll out backup singer royalty for New Year's
Recent Books stories on LA Observed:
Next bookstore down: Mrs. Nelson's in La Verne
Susan Peters (and more Hollywood stars) ride bikes *
Next bookstore to close: Barnes & Noble in Pasadena
Bookstores that have closed in the LA area
Bookstore down: Russo's in Bakersfield

New at LA Observed
Follow us on Twitter

On the Media Page
Go to Media
On the Politics Page
Go to Politics

LA Biz Observed
Arts and culture

Sign up for daily email from LA Observed

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

LA Observed on Twitter and Facebook