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Atlanta Book Exchange To Close Next Month

Midtown eco-friendly boutique to move into space by Labor Day

Book lovers are mourning the loss of one of Atlanta's greatest book shops.

will close its doors for good on July 5, according to an employee at the store.

The , an eco-friendly boutique in West Midtown, will take over the space by Labor Day, according to store owner Brooke Schultz.

"We feel like our demographic and loyal customers are in Virginia-Highland and the Inman Park area," Schultz said Wednesday.

A 50-percent off sale on all items at the Atlanta Book Exchange will begin June 25 and run through July 5.

The Atlanta Book Exchange is located at 591 N Highland Ave. near . Store hours: Monday- Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Jon Ross June 22, 2011 at 07:08 PM
This is terrible news! Where will I walk to buy books now?
David Eckoff June 22, 2011 at 07:36 PM
My sincere condolences to the owners and customers of The Atlanta Book Exchange. Related to this article, I'd suggest that what we're seeing is more than about the target customer being in Virginia-Highland and Inman Park. The digitization of all things media is disrupting everyone in the media supply chain, including traditional distribution channels such as retail stores; and especially small independent retail stores. While not fun to see (or experience if you're the retailer), it shouldn't come as a surprise when we see news that that book stores and DVD rental stores are closing. Same thing happened with music and newspapers. Like it or not, digital distribution (Amazon/Kindle and Netflix) is upon us and is the future.

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