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Monday, 08 June 2015 (3066753)
Final chapter as bookstore boss admits defeat
by Holly Rummens


FORMBY Books on Halsall Lane have announced they are to cease trading from June 20, after operating in the village for nearly 30 years.

Tony Higginson, who took over the running of Formby Books following the closure of Pritchards three years ago, revealed the closure was down to a lack of customers and soaring rental prices.

He said: “Times have been tough and I have tried to sustain a much needed independent bookshop in Formby since Pritchards sadly had to close just over three years ago.

”I felt that a village with so many schools would value and use the services of a bookshop within its community, with staff who are passionate and knowledgeable, sadly this hasn't proved to be the case.

“I have also championed shopping locally, but the simple truth is that too much damage to society has occurred with online shopping and convenience.”

Staff members Bob Stone and Holly Bushnell will begin a new venture at Write Blend in Waterloo, something Tony has been involved in setting up.

He added: “I would ask people to support Bob and Holly at the Write Blend bookshop in Waterloo, but with more space and a coffee shop, I am hoping they will do well.

”I am looking at volunteering for The Reader Organisation in Calderstones, and I will also offer my consultancy to any schools that want help with promoting reading.

“I would like to thank all the lovely loyal customers past and present, who did make almost 30 years a treat to be part of Formby.

”I will be holding a closing down sale of good quality new and some second hand books in the run up to the closure.“

The shop will officially close on June 20 at 5pm.






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