I expect many of you will have seen the article in the
Ann Arbor News, discussing my decision to find a successor owner for the
Because of this there has been much talk and I want to
clear a few things up –
first, the store IS NOT closing,
the store IS NOT moving,
I am not moving
out of Michigan
and gift certificates are still all valid.
I have been quietly looking for a new owner for some
time, knowing that it would be prudent to have long term plans to keep the
store in good hands. I have family in
England and during the past 16 months or so, I have been away from the store
for several extended periods of time, some planned, others hastily arranged. As I look to the future, it is likely that
unplanned trips to England are likely to re-occur.
In the meantime I will remain in place, running the store,
until I have found the route that will take Nicola’s Books into its next
phase. I hope that I will have a
clearer view of the future by April. My
goal is to keep the store vibrant and viable for the future.