Dear Friends of Frog Hollow, It is with deep regret that I announce the closing of Frog Hollow Books. After 25 years of independent bookselling in Halifax, we will close our doors on August 22, 2009.
A number of things have contributed to this decision, from ever increasing rents, the slumping economy and increased competition from online, big box stores, discount retailers and grocery stores. Sales at Frog Hollow have dropped by 50 percent since 2003. After reviewing our second quarter sales, I had to make the gut wrenching decision that the business is no longer viable.
While our move to Brenton Street resulted in an immediate increase in traffic and sales in June, it was simply not enough to see us through these incredibly difficult times. Closing Frog Hollow is a decision that has been very difficult to make, but we have exhausted our options over the last year and a half. Anyone who has been following our story knows that closing is a last resort for us. We will be having a clearance sale from now until August 22nd.
Frog Hollow Books has been so much more than “just a store” for our loyal customers and friends and we know the next two weeks will be full of many tearful goodbyes. We’d like to encourage all of our customers to continue to support our dear friends at The Bookmark & Woozles. Together, we must stop the closure of independent bookstores in downtown Halifax. Please stop by and say one last hello to Dina, Tiffany, Heather, Darrell and I before August 22nd.
Yours in book loving,
Frog Hollow Books
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Frog Hollow Books, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is an independently owned bookstore that prides itself on strong customer service and a great browsing atmosphere.
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When I get a little money, I buy books, and if there is any left, I buy food and clothes. ~ Erasmus