Preston book shop closes down

SHUTTING DOWN: Rob Greenley from the Book Clearance Centre

SHUTTING DOWN: Rob Greenley from the Book Clearance Centre

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A shop selling cut-price books in Preston has closed its doors because it can’t compete with a charity store giving them away for free next door.

The Book Clearance Centre, one of the longest-serving businesses in the city’s Fishergate Centre, has called time after 23 years, putting five staff out of work.

Managing director Rob Greenley revelaed: “Seeing this shop, which gives away free books, open next door was the final nail in the coffin for us.

 

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