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Avid Bookshop Is Closing Its Prince Location

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Avid Bookshop owner Janet Geddis at the Prince Avenue location in 2014.

Sad news for Cobbham residents: Avid Bookshop is closing its Prince Avenue location at the end of the year, owner Janet Geddis announced in her monthly newsletter to customers.

Geddis reassured readers that Avid is not in danger of going out of business, and the newer Five Points location will remain open. But with sales declining and a recession looming, she wrote that she made the difficult decision to downsize out of an abundance of caution.

She chose to keep the Five Points store over Prince because it’s larger, with an office and storage in back, and because of challenges negotiating a long-term lease for the Prince space.

She concluded by urging people to shop local—and not pester her employees about the closing.

The Prince location will hold a sale Dec. 26–28, with a BYOB party scheduled for 6–10 p.m. on the 28th. Geddis is also looking for volunteers to help move stock at the end of the month.

Got questions? Geddis probably answered them in her newsletter.