Try 1 month for 99¢
BOOK WORLD

In this 2014 file photo, Manager Lori Williams prepares to update magazines at Book World in the Hickory Point Mall. Book World announced plans Wednesday to close all of its stores in seven states.

APPLETON, Wis. — Wisconsin-based Book World says it's closing all of its 45 stores in seven states, citing a shift in consumer preference to online shopping.

The company operates a store in the Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth. It opened there in 2012, filling the space vacated by Waldenbooks.

The company's senior vice president Mark Dupont says 325 employees will lose their jobs as a result.

The book retailer plans to begin liquidation sales on Thursday. Dupont says the company timed the closures and liquidation to coincide with the holiday shopping season.

Sales will continue until all inventory is sold. Dupont expects that process to be complete by January.

The company has 20 stores in Wisconsin. It also has stores in Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and North Dakota.

The company is headquartered in Appleton, about 30 miles southwest of Green Bay.

Subscribe to Breaking News

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.
1
0
0
9
4

Load comments