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710 Bookstore to close after over 50 years in business

By Staff Report, News Desk

After over 50 years in business, Carbondale staple 710 Bookstore is closing its doors.

The store, which moved to the former water treatment plant on South Wall Street last year, announced its closing via a Facebook post Sunday afternoon.

“We want to thank all of Saluki Nation and Southern Illinois for your decades of support and allowing us to serve the needs of students, faculty, fans and the public,” the post said.


May 25 is scheduled to be the store’s last day of business and clearance sales have already begun.

“Although the business will close, the friendships and relationships developed will remain and we will always be proud to have had the opportunity to serve,” the post said.

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One Response to “710 Bookstore to close after over 50 years in business”

  1. Michael Ray Moore on May 13th, 2019 9:12 pm

    Was 14 when it opened its doors. Many early memories of 710. Moved back to care for family close to five years ago. So many changes. Tip-of-my-cap to all who darkened the doors of 710 over the years. That age is officially gone. Thanks, respect, and grief.

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