Penn Book Center Is Closing Its Doors In May

Penn Book Center Is Closing Its Doors In May

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Another long-standing independent bookstore is about shut down for good.   Penn Book Center, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will be closing its doors after almost 60 years in business. The owners of the store released a statement announcing the closing, blaming the rise of online book sales as the reason for the closure.   Heartbroken to hear that beloved indie bookstore @PennBookCenter is closing. See announcement below pic.twitter.com/4B1VpVWAt7 — Blue Stoop (@bluestoopphl) April 8, 2019 Founded in 1962, Penn Book Center became popular amongst the University of Philadelphia crowd, especially for its selection of hard-to-find reads. The bookstore went through …