Dunkirk: Bouquinerie des Flandres closes its second-hand book shelves

Dunkirk: Bouquinerie des Flandres closes its second-hand book shelves
Dunkirk: Bouquinerie des Flandres closes its second-hand book shelves

The store located on rue Clemenceau has been full since the announcement of the closure and liquidation of stock(1). But the disappointments are felt at the counter. “ Customers regret seeing the store closetestifies Aurélie, who held it for a year. It was an important point in the city for them. They were there for a second-hand purchase. Some tell me “don’t abandon us”. » Which the saleswoman does not intend to do.

Rue Clemenceau, all books are priced at 2 euros while stocks last.

Inaugurated in November 2018, the Dunkirk brand is the fourth to undergo closure. After those of Arras and Amiens in April, it lowers the curtain at the same time as that of Haubourdin. “ I am dismissed for economic reasonsreports the manager without any further explanation from the owner, the company Merris Livres. There are still shops in Saint-Omer, Estaires and Béthune. » In 2018, the Flemish second-hand book temple wanted to open a dozen second-hand bookstores, each managed by one person. A few years later, he seems to have paid the price for the economic situation.

Another store in the works

Without a reclassification solution, Aurélie is however developing an identical project and plans to reopen a second-hand book store. “ I will give myself the means. There is a strong demand for the Dunkerquois, a big need. I received all types of audiences, families, schools, homeless people, unemployed people, etc. And people coming from Calais, from Belgium a lot. I know customers will follow. »

(1) All books at 2 euros while stocks last, closing this Friday.

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