All About Books, a used bookstore at 1301 Court St, has been a friend to local authors for many years by offering them space to showcase their work. They have been a resource for multiple copies of current books for book groups and have hosted receptions for local authors and artists.
Now however, due to longtime competition from e-readers and online re-sellers, they will be closing their doors mid-November. Beginning October 8th, all books are buy one get two free. All bookcases, displays and fixtures are also for sale, everything must go.
As the final day draws near, the deals will get even better.
There are at least three reasons to go in and buy a few books: supporting this longtime business, even at this late date, reduces their loss; supporting a business that has supported our writing community is a good thing to do; and getting great deals is always helpful for avid readers.
Owners Richard and Abigail Lucas have accepted that the time has come to move on. “I’ve lived the dream of owning my own bookstore, meeting customers and talking books, what a privilege for my day job,” Abigail said. “Every good book comes to an end, so it’s time to start a new one.”
Richard, a local author in his own right, agrees that, “at this point, the writing is on the wall.”
Hopefully they’ll get a last flood of customers as a great send off for years of service to customers and authors.
Open 9 to 5 Monday through Friday, 9 to 2 Saturdays. Phone: 530.605.4848
1301 Court Street, Corner of Court and Shasta in Downtown Redding
Submitted by Melinda Brown