After 34 years in Fort Collins, Jane Tester will close her Old Corner Book Shop at 216 Linden on Friday.
Tester had a stroke in December and will move closer to her family in Elizabeth, CO.
The family plans to open the store for the last time on Friday afternoon. “If there’s something you’ve been really wanting, that will be your last chance to get it,” Tester’s son-in-law said.
The family has put the building and business up for sale. It includes the entire book store, all 23,000 volumes, and the upstairs space–used only for storage in the past 30 years.
“This bookstore was my mother’s life,” Tester’s daughter, Jacky Canton, said. “We’re hoping to sell the building and business to someone who’ll keep it open.”
I’m hoping for that too.
Want to buy a bookstore? Please? You can contact Jacky Canton at JCanton@q.com. Or write me off line if you want her phone number.