To our many dear friends and loyal customers in Armidale and up and down the east coast, we are writing to let you know that Boobooks will close in the New Year.
After much procrastination and with great sadness, we have reached the extraordinarily difficult decision that it is time for us to retire.
Boobooks opened on Melbourne Cup Day 2006 at 107 Faulkner Street, where the shop comprised of a quirky maze of eight rooms over two floors. Then in 2013, with the assistance of some amazingly loyal customers, we moved our 60,000 books and almost 1.5km of shelving into the spacious and gracious old Commonwealth Bank Building at the heart of the Beardy Street Mall.
This proved to be an excellent business decision and we benefited from being in the centre of the CBD. We have loved being part of The Mall community with its unique array of businesses, their hard-working owners and their keen supporters.
We have delighted in the thousands and thousands of books we have dealt with, but it is you, our customers, who have made each day so special: the children, the poets and artists, the book club members, the school and university students, the local history buffs, the browsers, the train enthusiasts, the crime and fantasy devotees, those hoping to find a hidden gem, and many others.
With your support and friendship we have had an amazing 12 years. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you, sharing your stories, learning about the books you love. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more and we feel so privileged to have shared this time with you. Thank you for contributing so much to Boobooks.
Books continue to be greatly loved and much sought after - and customers from near and far constantly tell us that Boobooks is the best secondhand bookshop they’ve ever come across.
The great love that many feel for Boobooks is very humbling.
We know we will greatly miss our vast Boobooks’ family and the excitement of the book world, but it is time for us to move forward and enjoy time with our families.
However, until our front door closes for the final time, we plan to appreciate every moment. So do come in and maybe find that special book that will remind you of the good times we’ve shared at Boobooks.
Again, thank you so very much for your support and friendship – we value it greatly.