Business, Local News, Opinion

Bookie’s is gone, but there is hope: Shop local (column)

Saturday, Sept. 24, was the last day in Homewood for Bookie’s New and Used Books. Owner Keith Lewis announced on Sept. 2 that the shop would close within days of its four-year anniversary.

At the Sept. 13 Homewood trustees meeting, Stephanie Kuersten thanked Mayor Rich Hofeld and Economic Development Director Angela Mesaros for trying to help Bookie’s stay open, but she had a question.

The shelves are getting fairly . . .

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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