Bookworm in Carbondale to Close Soon

Apr 11, 2018

After 17 years in business, the last independent used bookstore in the area is closing.

Bookworn owners Kelly and Carl Rexroad would like to sell the business, but Carl Rexroad says if a buyer is not found, he's unsure when Bookworm will officially close.

"Luckily this is a retirement on our terms. This is not a lost your lease or we've been, you know, having financial difficulty or anything. It's time for us to move on. So, we can be a little bit flexible."
Rexroad says they want Saturday May 5th to be their last day of operation, but they will likely be open just a little bit longer.
"We've been here long enough that we've watched people grow up, kids grow up through the years and become friendly with a lot of regular customers that we've come to know over the years and so it's bitter sweet."
Rexroad says they've been holding out waiting for a buyer for so long because it's hard to believe there will be a college town without a general interest used book store.