Thursday, June 2, 2011

Village Books in Pacific Palisades to close

(LAObserved) Katie O'Laughlin announced today "with great regret and sadness" that she will close Village Books on June 30, after fourteen years in Pacific Palisades.

"Village Books has struggled financially for the past 10 years," O'Laughlin says on the store's website, "but I was able to somehow make it work.

"Unfortunately, recent changes in the book business have made it impossible to continue operating the store in its present form.  We had a 32 percent drop in sales January and it just kept dropping . . . to 40 percent.”

Village Books will continue to sell online.  You can purchase books and download electronic books on their Website at

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