Mockingbird Books Store To Close August 27
Sad news, Greenlakers. Green Lake’s only bookstore, Mockingbird Books, will be closing the store August 27.
In their newsletter Mockingbird Books owner said,
“We have appreciated all of the comments, suggestions, and words of encouragement from our customers hoping that it would be possible to keep Mockingbird Books financially viable. We are especially thankful to the parents of McDonald International School for their book drive this month and to countless other customers who made a special effort to send their friends our way with instructions to buy a book! Ultimately, though, even with such concerted effort, our sales are down more than 15% from the prior year. As a community, our buying habits seem to be shifting online, and the gross sales for at least this retail store no longer cover the overhead to allow continued operation.”
The store, which had been open for eight years, has been a neighborhood favorite with its (almost) daily story time for kids.
Mockingbird Books does have several events and story times before the store closes, including:
Thursday, August 4 at 5:00pm – Ethan and Vita Murrow present their wordless book The Whale
Saturday, August 13 at 11:00am – Dalyce Elliott Young presents her book Ellie and the Golden Cricket
Saturday, August 20 at 11:00am – Sharonne Park and Angela Blemker present their book It’s a Fact!: Fun Animal Facts for Kids.
A closing celebration is also planned on Saturday August 27. No word on timing for that yet, but check their Facebook page for more information.