SHEBOYGAN — Book World will close all of its 45 stores including its location Sheboygan.
Book World announced the closure Tuesday and will affect the Sheboygan store located at 539 South Taylor Drive.
A liquidation sale will begin on Thursday, November 2nd and will run until all inventory is sold, offering customers “deep discounts” on all merchandise, including books, toys, games, puzzles and calendars.
In a press release, the Appleton-based company stated the reason for the closure.
“The national shift in the retail marketplace towards e-commerce has triggered the loss of vital mall anchor stores and a downward spiral in customer counts at Book World stores, reducing sales to a level that will no longer sustain business operations,” said a spokesperson for the company.
Book World has stores in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota and Missouri. According to Business Insider, Book World was the fourth largest book store chain in the United States.