Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Seattle Mystery Bookshop for Sale

Sad news! 

The Seattle Mystery Bookshop posted this on their website today:

For Sale: One Bookshop 

As of today, Tuesday, August 1st, the Seattle Mystery Bookshop is for sale.

It is our hope that someone who cares deeply about this shop, will help SMB continue past its 27th year.

Some time ago, we were gratified by the results of a Go Fund Me drive which brought in enough funds to allow us to pay off overdue bills and to sock away enough to see us through this past winter. It bought us a year – but barely, and that has taken its toll. While we could do another such fund raiser, that’s not a viable way to continue in business.

What this shop needs is someone who will invest their time and money in it. Should you or someone you know seriously want to become a bookshop owner, please let us know. Founder Bill Farley used to joke that everything in the shop was for sale, even the paint on the walls. Now that is true.

Going Forward:
* Outstanding credit slips and unused gift certificates must be used by August 31st.
* We will not be accepting any used books for credit or collectable books for consignment.
* Special Orders & New Releases (any book published in 2017) are not part of the sale
* Special orders will have to be paid for in advance.
* We will be filling current orders for new releases through August & Signings in September.
* All used books are 40% off. All in stock, regular priced books are 25% off - non new releases (obviously)

Thank you for your support through all these years!

JB Dickey

1 comment:

J F Norris said...

Another sad day for bookshops and book lovers all over the world.