Ann Arbor bookstore closing its doors after 8 years in business
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Bookbound Bookstore has announced it will close permanently this summer. Personal reasons, not the pandemic, are prompting the closure of the store at 1729 Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor, owners Megan and Peter Blackshear said. “We opened and operated our dream bookstore for nearly eight years and we consider this a success,” the Blackshears wrote. Bookbound Bookstore is no longer selling gift certificates and encourages anyone with one to use it as soon as possible. “First, we want to assure you that we really are OK,” the Blackshears wrote.mlive.com
Small Biz Saturday: Bookbound takes things ‘one book sale at a time’ during pandemic
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Ann Arbor’s independent Bookbound Bookstore is taking things “one book sale at a time” as it marks its seventh anniversary, according to owner Megan Blackshear. Although only Megan and Peter are allowed in the store, Bookbound Bookstore customers can still browse its selection of books from outside the store. “So our goal is to make it through this, one book sale at a time.”Bookbound owners Megan and Peter Blackshear. (Bookbound Bookstore)While some Bookbound customers lament browsing inside the independent bookstore, Peter said they understand why it’s currently off-limits and why the Blackshears have their protocols in place. To get their book-based needs met, Bookbound customers can utilize curbside services at the store from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays.