Thrifty Joe’s Books and Music has been a community fixture for almost 22 years. Forced out by problems created by last year's storms and flooding, the store has no choice but to relocate within its current shopping center. And it isn’t just the bookstore’s future that is at stake. The USPS Contract Station at Thrifty Joe’s has become a highly popular neighborhood alternative to the long lines at the main post office. Longtime owner Jan Lehrack says, “We have a steady stream of customers all day coming to mail packages and buy stamps. Tax season is always a busy time, too."
The move is a massive one, and it all has to be completed by April 1.
Owner Jan Lehrack says that the relocation is expensive. “Factoring in movers, changes in fixtures and systems, electricians, painters and paint, lost income and of course keeping my great staff – there is a lot to cover. And at this point in time and at my age, assuming additional business loan debt isn’t an option.”
Thrifty Joe’s sells used books, video games, CDs, and vinyl records of almost every description, and attempts to keep a supply of current school “required reading” texts available. Jan concludes, “I want this store to continue for a long time. The independent book store is a dying breed, and one that will be missed dearly if it becomes extinct.”
Thrifty Joe’s Books & Music is located at 6020 West Bell Road, Suite E104.
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