The current story of {open} was written up today in both the Long Beach Post and GreaterLongBeach.com:

This November 15, 2012 is {open}’s 9-year anniversary. it will also be the last day at the current space.

{open} is alive and well, the rent is paid and {open}’s landlord has been kind and fair. But after much thought, I am making a conscious choice to conclude this particular chapter in {open}’s story.

{open} has been part of my life for almost 12 years. I first conceived of {open} when I was a bright-eyed college student daydreaming about a bookstore while driving down the 405. Back then, Amazon was still just a jungle in South America! That dream became a plan that became a bookstore and since then, {open} has been home to an incredible assortment of books and people and creativity. I am very proud of what {open} has brought to Long Beach over the last nine years. Now, I am giving {open}, and myself, a chance to breathe. A bookstore sabbatical, if you will.

Currently the shop is closed while we prep for the Open Garage Sale on Saturday, November 10!

Then, on Sunday, November 11, {open} is hosting the Open Book & Music Lounge at the Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival from 11am-5pm

I’ll send out details on those to the email list next week.

I look forward to the conversation! And I look forward to the next chapter in the story of {open} and continuing to share it with you!

For the love of books,