Many avid readers in the Homewood-Flossmoor area were in mourning Saturday, Sept. 3, as the learned their beloved local bookstore, Bookie's, would close at the end of the month.
Owner Keith Lewis posted the announcement on the Homewood shop's Facebook page late Friday night, citing a 20% rent increase as the primary reason for the closure.
A sign on the window at Bookie's New and Used Books in Homewood announces the pending closure of the store. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
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