For a conservative village business like Pages & Pages, they were the glory years.
So, what happened?
Well, somewhere along the way, thanks to our time-poor lives, it seems many of us stopped making regular visits to the friendly little book shop on Military Rd.
No longer was there room in our day to browse through beautiful book covers or get lost in the store’s quiet cosiness before school pick up.
Life just got too busy. Reading habits have changed. Rent costs are too high.
It proved to be the perfect storm for Pages & Pages.
Sadly, they’re not alone.
The store’s impending closure, announced this week, has definitely rocked the community. And when Pages & Pages shuts the door for the final time on August 30, it will follow the same fate of other local casualties, like Arena’s, Pasta Zu and Scoot Kids.