There have been several closing dates in circulation about the book shop that opened here in 1987.
According to a report at NY1, the store shutters for good after Sept. 6.
It's a familiar refrain among small retailers in the East Village: "The rent has gone up," says Margot Liddell, general manager of Shakespeare and Company Books.
"I've had calls from kids, from California, from all over the place that say, 'We've heard you're going out of business and its horrible and this was our home,' you know, so...'" Liddell says.
When Shakespeare closes, many people expect a national chain store to move into the space, fitting in with this stretch of Broadway.
Items are currently 30 to 50 percent off... we haven't been inside since earlier this summer, so we can't speak of any specific deals ...
Kim's closes for good after the business day on Monday. New releases are now 50 percent off and everything else is 75 percent off.
We'll likely go back one more time, as depressing as the store kinda is now. Maybe pick up that (yet another) "Daydream Nation" reissue (we own it on cassette!) ... we might stare at that reissue of Ciccone Youth's "The Whitey Album," even though we sold it back once in like 1990. And there were a few other things too.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Reader report: Shakespeare & Company loses lease on Broadway
Shakespeare & Company space is for lease on Broadway
[Updated] A really bad sign outside Kim's Video & Music on First Avenue (31 comments)
Listing for Kim's Video says space is 'ideal for Bank, 711, Starbucks'