• The Scroll in Tyler, Texas has started a liquidation sale ahead of its closure, likely sometime in February. “What it boiled down to is not enough sales to justify our store,” says manager David Rooker. He hopes customers will remember the bookstore for its contributions to the community. In their 33 years of business, the store has made countless donations. He estimates “well over a million dollars.”
  • The Ark Christian bookstore, a fixture in Corsicana, Texas, since the 1970s, is to close. “It’s going to be very difficult to leave,” said Gay Turner, who owns the business with her husband, Jerry. “We have been blessed by friends, as we’ve had many people from other towns come here for our business.” Said Jerry, “From the time we announced we were closing, we had people from all over offer their blessings and appreciation for our work. The Lord has guided us this far and we are trusting in Him for our future.”
  • Words of Wisdom Bookstore, opened in Hermitage, Tennessee in August by author, speaker and minister Ken Pruitt, is closing at the end of the year. The announcement was made in a Facebook post: “We can no longer sustain a viable presence at this store. We have appreciated your business. We hope to continue online in the coming days. We especially want to thank those of Nashville’s writing community who have so kindly supported our efforts. We have made a great number of friends during this venture; you have truly blessed us.”