Robin’s Books Chestnut location closing this week

Back in May, I was walking by Robin’s Books Chestnut Street location, when I noticed a big “For Lease” sign in the window. I went in to ask about it and they told me that they had decided to close the store because while they owned the building, they could make more money renting it out to another business than they could running it as a bookstore. At that time, they didn’t know when they’d be closing as it depended on when they found someone to lease the location.

Four months later and the time has come for the location to shut it’s doors on September 28th. I will be so sad to see it go, as it was a fixture in my childhood. Every time we’d come to Philadelphia to visit family, my grandmother would take us in there and let us get whatever we wanted. I loved that it always had a quirky selection, along with back issues of interesting magazines.

Robin’s Books on Chestnut, you will be missed.

1 Comment so far

  1. Joe S (unregistered) on September 25th, 2007 @ 5:07 am

    Yes, This bookstore has taken many an hour from my day and a few dollars from my pocket.

    I too will miss this respite of civilization among the Rite Aids, WAWA’S and other forms of commerce homoginizing our city and country.



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