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The Book Nook Gone

from The Newark Advocate

The story is ending for The Book Nook

NEWARK — Bookworms in Licking County will have to find a new place for new and used books.

After close to 40 years in Newark, The Book Nook, 225 S. 21st St., is expected to close its doors for the last time Sunday.

The independent bookstore was started in Newark in the early 1970s and offered used and new books and collectors’ items.

“We didn’t want to close it,” said owner Pat Luckeydoo. “But it was something we had to do.”

Luckeydoo, 60, said she is ready to retire and was unable to find anyone who wanted to buy the store. Closing the store went from being a last resort to a necessary decision, she said.

“We will definitely miss the customers,” she said. “I’d like them to know they were very special to us.”

Luckeydoo first visited The Book Nook to buy “The Baby-sitters Club” books with her daughter, Michelle Petellier.

Around 2001, Petellier and her friend, Melinda Hicks, bought the store from its previous owner. Several years later, Luckeydoo took over ownership.

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Posted on March 30, 2012 by Editor

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