When the popular bookstore Booksellers shut down this year, many people in the Mid-South were heartbroken but turns out a group of investors plan to bring an independent bookstore back to the same space.
Booksellers in Laurelwood closed its’ doors after 32 years in business back in February of this year.
A group of five investors plans to bring back a soon to be named bookstore in the same space. John Vergos of the barbecue restaurant Rendezvous is one of those investors. He says the new bookstore will include much of the same staff from the old bookstore.
“Well, I just don’t think you’re a great city unless you have an independent bookstore. You know I understand the purpose of Amazon, and I researched, and we did a lot of research, but there is still a sweet spot for the independent book store,” said Vergos.
The new bookstore will include a cafe and will be about 8-thousand square feet smaller.
Vergos says they expect to open the bookstore as early as August.