We have some sad
news to share. After 10 years as a
brick-and-mortar bookshop, Bay Leaf Books will be closing its doors. There are a lot of factors in our decision to
close, but the short of it is after a decade in over-the-counter retail we’re ready
to move on. Newaygo has been a great
community to be part of, but sales over the past year have dropped
dramatically, Melanie’s health problems have made it difficult for her to work
at the store, and competition from online shopping has taken its toll as well. We have been working essentially seven days a
week for nearly a decade to keep the store afloat, and it just isn’t possible
for us to continue. Gabe will continue
bookselling much the same as he did prior to opening our storefront – via the
web, catalogs, and shows – so this will have no impact for our catalog and
internet sales (other that we will be listing a lot more).
We want to sincerely thank everyone for their
support. We have so many wonderful
customers, many of which have become friends, and that’s been the hardest part
in our decision to close. Thank you!!
We don’t having a closing date set in stone – probably
late January or February – but in the meantime we’ll be having sales to clear
out our floor stock. You can check our Facebook page to see the current state of discounts and when we will start offering fixtures
In the coming days and weeks we’ll be bringing in around
a hundred cases of books to add to the sale. This is back stock that has never been in the shop before. You’ll have to search through stacks of
books, but there will be lots of great stuff.
Thanks again! Gabe, Melanie, Arabelle, and Allen
Please note that only a tiny portion of our stock is listed online. However, we will ship any item in our shop worldwide. We guarantee the authenticity and our representation of the books we offer, as well as prompt, secure shipping or we will refund your purchase price, including return shipping, where applicable.