After 70 years, Hackman’s Bible Book Store will close its doors on April 30, 2018, according to the business owner, Joe Hackman.
The business was started in 1947 by Joe’s parents with its focus on supplying churches. Hackman’s Bible Book Store was located at 1341 Mickley Road, off MacArthur Road, north of Lehigh Valley Mall. After 32 years, Joe and his wife Marcia bought the store.
Over time, the store expanded its focus to offering faith-based resources for individuals as well as gifts.
Hackman’s decided to close the store for financial and health reasons. “There’s many factors. The last ten years have been very difficult. We had a disastrous fall season. As I tell people, the Lord kicked us out,” said Hackman.