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The Book Nook says ‘goodbye’

May 8, 2013

Dearest Community, It is with great regret that we must announce that The Book Nook will be closing its doors forever on May 31. After a nearly 45-year run, the time has come to say goodbye....

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May-08-13 6:49 AM

My aunt Rose ran her business (Ricky's) at the plaza for many years, and was very close friends with Phil Pelletter. I knew him well, and as a teenager put up the Christmas lights at the Plaza many times. Great people, a nice business, I hate to see it close, but surely understand. I have a Kindle, use it on planes and such, but there's nothing like a good, paper book, and I never have to worry about charging the batteries. Your family served this community well.

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May-08-13 6:51 AM

Most business have a lifespan. Some shorter, some longer than others. One can look back over time and see this cycle. I can feel for the owners, but what has happened is "normal."

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May-08-13 7:55 AM

Sad to see it go, although truthfully I'm surprised it's lasted this long.

The owners have provided a huge service to the area for decades and I hope going forward they do well in life.

Now, as for the closing itself I would like to point something out. In this day and age people love to blame Walmart or other companies for closing small businesses, but the truth is it is we, the local consumer, who put places like this out of business by choosing to shop at the big chains so we can save a few bucks.

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May-08-13 9:00 AM

Very sad. Store was a great asset to our community. The owners were so helpful in finding exactly what I was looking for. They were quick to order any book that was not in their store. I loved browsing through the many books, most of the time picking up things I had not considered before.

I loved the book signing where you could meet the authors and have them personalize a book with their signature. This shop gave BACK to the community. I only wished that more of us had supported them.

Shop LOCAL. SHOP our economy and our neighbors.

..and oh yes I remember well Ricky's mom bought us many school clothes there..and we would model for her once in awhile..ha ha

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May-08-13 11:10 AM

The Pelletter has been an asset to the community for many years - sorry to see the end of an era...

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May-08-13 7:57 PM

Computers have changed the world we live in created new industries and businesses and destroyed others.

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May-09-13 9:23 AM

Noone could have predicted the change to life that would arrive due to the invention of the transistor and then the circuit chip. All in about 60 years. The Book Nook will be missed .

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May-10-13 8:20 AM

Technology/electronics have changed the way many people do things. Digital cameras came along and the Photo-mat left. I-tunes and music downloads came and the Record Giant left. Kindles and tablets show up and many people choose convenience over a book. How much longer until text books are phased out in schools and all students are using a tablet? Sorry to see a business close, but this is a sign of our changing times.

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May-15-13 11:01 AM

my name is Polly my parents were Roslyn and Sam Castiglia i grew up in a old English Tudor house just steps from the book nook .Your bookshop was so delightful...I am positive it will be missed! before you close the doors forever many bookshops i think continue to survive the age of technology by adding frequently poetry readings cafe style musical events which encourage the community to come to the store be inspired entertained and involved with the store in a different way...and buy books.....also having some local authors who can sign copies in a wonderful way for people to not only buy and enjoy a book but meet the author!! seeing a state university is nearby i think this would be a success attracting students and teachers alike kindle amazon online maybe able to make instant sales BUT technology cannot create the pleasure of people gathered together in person in a bookshop celebrating a great read!!!

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