And that's a wrap! 11 years completed- what a quick ride! Thanks to all who came to our final day (including some from Essendon- including an 18yo girl we had in one of our photos as a 7yo with Mark as Santa- so cute!!). Also really appreciated all the messages, texts, calls & some lovely cards /flowers/gifts today. Thanks to current staff Braiden, Steph and Jess, ex staff member Samantha Ellen Bound and my parents Phil and Gail (who were there from before day 1 all those years ago and every shop move!) for their support & helping out. Here we are in front of our memories wall- which was a positive and cathartic task for me. Gosh we did a lot! Strangely I was quite calm for my final bookstore speech of gratitude - just felt satisfied and proud. It was Mark who got a bit choked up in his speech. Nice 😊We clear out this weekend (not much to clear actually), the new company moves in on Monday, I get three days holiday then start my new job at Dymocks Highpoint getting the new store ready to open mid November!! I'm on a 2 month trial probation as the manager- so let's see how I go. 😜 Mark will enjoy just one job, no deliveries and more time for bowls & other activities. In between we will get our house ready to sell and move before the New Year or just after, and I look forward to writing my play about Louisa Lawson & the Aussie women suffrage movement. And so life goes on and we roll with it. Thanks everyone for the memories. We are looking forward to the next chapter in our lives. This page will close down tomorrow. #bookshop #bookshopmemories #11years #bookbonding
After 11 years of operation, Bookbonding is closing down on Friday 19th October.
Please make sure you use all loyalty points and vouchers before Oct 19th. Reminder you need to have $20 or more in loyalty points to be valid to use. Any further queries please do not hesitate to pop in or contact us on 5420 7758 or via email.
Thanks to all who have already said goodbye and wished us well. For those we haven’t seen yet, we hope to see you before we close, or at least at our farewell party on Fri 19th Oct 4-7pm. If not possible, best wishes, happy reading and keep supporting bricks and mortar bookstores so that they may thrive, and so too do Australian writers.
See our final newsletter (click here) for all the highlights of the past 11 years and a last round of staff favourites and Christmas picks.
See below for all the closing-down specials.
Natasha (co-owner and manager)