All for Kids, Seattle's premier independent children's bookstore, will close at the end of June. Owner Chauni Haslet has been a strong presence on the Seattle literary scene—not to mention a perpetual champion of the book, the author, and the young reader—for 25 years.
Haslet told Publishers Weekly and the Seattle P-I that it is simply time for her to move on, citing as decsion-making factors the need to step away from her extreme workload and the constant stress of keeping the store afloat. Theoretically, a buyer could come forward and keep the store open. But that scenario does not sound at all likely.