We will be closing the 18th St store as of this Monday, October 12th. This means that today, Saturday, and Sunday will be your last chance to stop by and have a last look at the space where we have shared so many wonderful experiences together over the years. It’s been 40 years since I first opened that tiny store on Hudson Street and, believe it or not, the new store at 42 West 17th Street will be our sixth location in the Chelsea/West Village area.
As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold across the nation, we have made the difficult decision to permanently close the Bank Street Bookstore at the end of August. Despite our efforts to strengthen sales over the past few years and our wonderfully knowledgeable booksellers, the temporary closure of the store since mid-March combined with the challenge and cost of meeting ongoing social distancing measures has led us to this decision. We will continue to serve our readers and fill orders, including items not currently in stock, through July 17, followed by a final sale of current inventory through the month of August. Curbside pickup will be available through July and August, if you’d like to say a safe, socially distanced farewell. Please keep an eye out for further announcements of sales so we can send you off with as many good books as possible!