Monday, September 30, 2019

Newburyport's Book Rack closes, leaving vacant retail spot

The Daily News
After 47 years at the corner of State and Pleasant streets, The Book Rack bookstore shut down on Saturday, leaving a prominent downtown retail storefront vacant and papered over.

Owner John Hugo, whose family has owned bookstores since the 1960s, said "with much dismay" the store was closing because of declining sales and changing reading habits. The store opened in 1972. . . more