Acorn Bookshop near Grandview going out of business

Acorn Bookshop near Grandview going out of business


AREA AND WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON AIR AND ONLINE AT NBC4I.COM. FOR 25 YEARS THE ACORN BOOKSHOP IN GRANDVIEW HAS BEEN A SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE AND A PLACE OF COMFORT. THOSE DAYS ARE NUMBERED AS THE BOOKSTORE WILL BE CLOSING ITS DOORS. RICK REITZEL WENT THERE FOR THE FINAL SALE. Reporter: ALTHOUGH A WELL- KNOWN BOOKSTORE IS SAYING GOODBYE TO ITS COMMUNITY OF BOOKLOVERS IT IS CHOOSING TO CELEBRATE AS OPPOSED TO GRIEVING. CO-OWNER GEORGE CAL METAL BELLMAN IS A POSITIVE PERSON AND IT SHOWS. LOTS OF FOLKS COMING AND LOOKING FOR SOUVENIRS. Reporter: SAYING THEY VIEW THE CLOSING AS USED BOOKS FINDING NEW HOMES. AWAKE AND WE ARE SAD ABOUT LEAVING BUT THESE FOLKS HAVE HELPED MAKE US BE AROUND FOR 25 YEARS. Reporter: THE BOOKSTORE HAS ITS DIEHARD FANS. WE DROVE FROM SCHENECTADY NEW YORK LAST NIGHT. WE ARE GOING BACK TOMORROW. Reporter: WITH WORD OF THE CLOSING OUT SALE THE OLD- FASHIONED CASH REGISTER NEVER STOPPED RINGING. BUT THESE ARE STILL CLOSING SALES. BELLMAN SAYS THEY CAN’T COMPETE WITH AMAZON AND ONLINE SALES. SAYING BOOKSTORES OFFER SOMETHING UNIQUE. YOU CAN’T BROWSE A SECTION OF BOOKS OR THE SECTION NEXT TO IT WHEN YOU ARE ONLINE. Reporter: NOT TO MENTION ACORN’S CUSTOMER SERVICE. WOULD LIKE TO HOLD THOSE AT THE COUNTER. Reporter: THE SEVEN EMPLOYEES WHO CALL THEMSELVES ACORN NUTS ARE STAYING UP BEAT. THEY ARE STILL A TREMENDOUS NUMBER OF BOOKS LEFT AT THE ACORN. THEY THE SALE RUNS THROUGH THE END OF FEBRUARY.

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