The proprietors of Traveler's Bookcase on West 3rd Street announced to customers via email that they are in the process of shutting down. The closing clearance sale begins today and runs through 6 p.m. on Monday. The store has been around for 24 years.
Sounds like they may be less a victim of the bookstore carnage sweeping America than the Joans-ification of West 3rd Street.
From their email:
This was not a decision we made lightly. The world is changing, and so is our neighborhood.
Our singular collection of international coffee table and guide books, our globes and maps, and children's books, toys, and games will be ON SALE at 10% - 50% off, and we will have free refreshments for all.
The joys of talking about travel and books have inspired and nourished us for the eight-and-a-half years we have been here as caretakers of Priscilla and Harriet's vision. For that we can't thank you enough.
We have learned so much--and made so many fantastic friendships--from our wonderful community. Being in the travel book business has made us extremely optimistic about the future of travel.
We will keep you all informed of our next venture. The physical space at 8375 West Third Street will transform into something new and exciting, and probably travel related.
Our web space Travelersbookcase.com will relaunch with our favorite uniquely curated travel books and world literature.