Community Broward bookstore in business for 50 a long time compelled to shut following rent skyrockets

FORT LAUDERDALE  — A neighborhood utilised bookstore that survived the arrival of Barnes & Noble and Amazon has to open a new chapter just after being forced to shut down this coming weekend.

Volume One particular Guides, positioned at 8910 Taft Street, managed to continue to be in business enterprise in spite of the arrival of significant box bookstores and online commerce web pages that became commonplace in new several years.

But what finally did the bookstore, owned by Sharon Luippold, in was a $1,700 lease enhance that goes into influence later this thirty day period.

“Everyone understands what the overall economy is like and how the rental points are likely,” she reported. “The new landlord we got very last December went up on my hire $300 and this December he went up a further $1,700, starting off this thirty day period.”

Luippold said she acquired the book shop in 1997 from yet another operator who had been in enterprise for 20 decades right before that.

She mentioned she made the decision to get the bookstore due to the fact she experienced a younger daughter who was starting off college and she wished a little something to do and had been a regular shopper.

The retailer is set to stop functions on Sunday, and Luippold, 66, stated she options to retire immediately after that.  

“I have now donated some textbooks to Joe DiMaggio Hospitals, and guides to the point out hospitals,” she claimed. “Many lecturers have arrive by way of and gotten books for their school rooms.”

Luippold reported the closure is a bittersweet occurrence.

“It truly is been a pleasure undertaking business enterprise with y’all,” she mentioned. “I designed a ton of buddies and I am going to miss my close friends.” 

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