Thursday, March 13, 2008

Seattle's All for Kids Bookstore to Close

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.

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