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It’s the end of an era.
After 14 years in Fayetteville, the owners of local independent bookstore Nightbird Books this week announced plans to close the business at the end of February.
Owner Lisa Sharp announced the news in an email sent to customers on Wednesday night, as well as in a Facebook post.
“I’m very sad to let you know that Nightbird Books will be closing on February 29th,” Sharp wrote. “I’ve loved every minute of owning a bookstore in this community and I hope we have contributed something to you as well.”
Nightbird opened in 2006 in the building currently home to Wood Stone Pizza. The store moved to Dickson Street a few years later into the space currently home to Fayettechill and Puritan before downsizing and moving into their current space in 2014.
In addition to being one of the only remaining independent booksellers in the region, Nightbird was also a venue for reading events featuring local and regional authors, book signings, and even some occasional music performances.
According to Sharp, books will be 30% off through Feb. 22, and 40% off from Feb. 24-29. The store will host a final day event from 1-4 p.m. on Feb. 29 to say goodbye to customers and booksellers.
“Again, thank you for all the support, kindness, and love over the last 14 years. It has been much appreciated,” she wrote.