Chester County Book Company has announced that after three years in their new space, they will not be renewing their lease. After considering the difficult retail bookstore market, owner Kathy Simoneaux Fortney concluded that it was time to retire. "It is with great sadness that I am announcing Chester County Book Company will close in July 2016." The specific date of closure is yet to be announced, and will be preceded by a liquidation sale. In the next two months customers can expect business as usual, with new releases and reorders arriving daily. "We are so grateful to all of our loyal customers who have supported us since 1982. Many have become friends. We hope to see you in the store soon!" One such opportunity is Independent Bookstore Day, April 30, which will include exciting programming and many exclusive, limited edition items for book lovers.