After 53 years in the business, independent bookstore Duthie Books (2239 West 4th Ave.) is closing its doors.
A press release issued this morning (January 19) states that competition from larger book retailers has made it too difficult for the store to compete price-wise.
The family business was founded in 1957 by Bill Duthie and is now operated by Cathy Duthie Legate, Celia Duthie, and David Duthie.
At its height, Duthie Books had eight locations on the Lower Mainland. It has been at its 4th Avenue location for 10 years.
In the Straight's annual Best of Vancouver survey, Duthie Books has been repeatedly ranked as the number one independent bookstore in Vancouver.
The store's final annual sale begins on January 28.
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