After more than three and a half years of author talks and mystery club meetings, The Book Shop in Ball Square (694 Broadway) will be closing its doors at the end of the month. In a touching post on the shop’s Facebook page, owner Gil Barbosa bid farewell to the friends, writers, community members and even pets who made this bookstore such a beloved fixture in the area:
“It’s with a heavy heart i announce the closing of The Book Shop at the end of this month. I’d like to especially thank my mom, my sister, my aunt and the rest of my family, i couldn’t have done it without your love and support. I’ve met some amazing people (and doggies too) and made great friends, to the authors, artists, my Ball Square neighbors, my book club members and volunteers and everyone else, way too many to list.THANK YOU !!! all for coming along on this wonderful journey with me. This is a community like no other and i’ll miss you all, It’s been a great pleasure and i have memories that will last a lifetime.
That being said, everything must go, be sure to stop by and pick up some books, bookcases and fixtures are all available at deep discounts.
So sad to see you go, Gil. But hey, you heard the man – from sci-fi stories to shelving units, everything’s on sale. Stop by over the next few weeks and bid farewell to this wonderful little place.