Thank You Hayward Area Booklovers
For 56 Years of Support
We Love You!
The Book Shop
Since April 1960
Starting Today Everything 65% Off!
no additional discounts & no discounts on Customer Orders
Oh Beloved patrons of The Book Shop...
Please help us in our time of transition.
Come on down and buy a book! Heck, buy a whole bag, if you are so inclined!
We have received notification that due to the remodel of the building
we must to vacate our current address in 30 days.
Carl and his partners find this to be the perfect time to retire.
The Shop has moved twice before in its 56 years and thrived.
Renee wants to continue the legacy of an independent bookstore in downtown Hayward.
Please come and help us move out our merchandise and some of the fixtures too with your purchases.
We will be sure to keep you updated as things progress.
We will be observing our regular hours until further notice. Monday to Thursday 10-6 / Friday 10-8 / Saturday 9-8 / closed Sunday.
The sale percentages will increase as the days of occupancy decrease, but no new books will be taken in or reordered, so if there is something you want please come in soon before it is gone.
Effective immediately, we will no longer be taking customer orders either. If you have customer orders awaiting pickup it would be very helpful if you came in to get them as soon as possible.
Since April 15th, 1960, The Book Shop has been the luckiest of bookstores
to have such a community as the Hayward area to support and sustain it in good years and in lean.
Now more than ever, this world needs bookstores, and Hayward, with your continued support, you will have one again, very soon (details to follow).
Carl and his partners otherwise known as Books on B, LLC
purchased The Book Shop in July of 2009 when the previous owner Hank Maschal wanted to retire. The partners are all devoted to Hayward after long time careers in public service and wanted an independent bookstore to remain in Hayward. We have put a significant amount of our own savings into the shop and donated all of our Book Shop labor, (especially Carl), to the effort. Any profits were put back into the shop. We would like to recoup as much of our investment as possible. We are not trying to make a profit.
Renee our wonderful long time employee and booklover wants to continue the legacy of an independent bookstore in downtown. However, she does not have the resources to purchase the shop in its current configuration, hence the big sales. We feel that if we can sell off some of the inventory and the fixtures that Renee does not want to take on to her new endeavor, that it will be much easier to negotiate a purchase that will be mutually beneficial.
It is heartbreaking for The Book Shop to close and for our relationship to it to change. It just seems that we have done our part to keep it going and relocating would require more ambition, energy, time and money than we feel ready to contribute above what we already have. Plus none of the partners are getting any younger and we would like to devote more of our time and treasure to our families and maybe even do some traveling.
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