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Book Revue in Huntington officially closes; giving out free books Sept. 10

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The beloved independent bookstore, The Book Revue, closed its doors Thursday after 44 years in Huntington Village.

They reopened today to give away free books to the public.

It has not been announced yet how long the giveaway will last, so get them while you can.

“We have tried to contact charities and organizations to come and take books, but without success,” owner Robert Klein said in a Facebook announcement. “If any of you good people know of any organizations that might be able to use free books, please feel free to contact them.”

Founded in 1977, the independently-owned bookstore has become a cultural and social center in the community, where book lovers can browse a variety of genres, explores different stories, and discuss their favorite books with others. 

According to previous reports, Klein confirmed the pandemic hit the bookstore hard and he is being evicted by his landlord after not being able to pay rent on time.

Café Revue, located inside the bookstore, will stay open until Sept. 14.

Although many are saddened by the news of Book Revue’s closure, there is a possibility of a new indie bookstore on the horizon.

Klein says one of the Book Revue’s managers, Mallory Braun, is looking to open a bookstore of her own in the village with his help.

Continue to follow greaterhuntington.com for updates.

Top: Interior of the Book Revue. Photo courtesy of the bookstore’s Facebook page.