It’s with regret that we bring you the news that BrOOK’S in Pinner is to close down permanently after the most recent lockdown.
BrOOK’S Bookshop on Bridge Street, Pinner originally opened in August 2018. As well as being a Bookshop, it also had a nice coffee shop with a fully licensed bar.
Its especially sad news considering the store won the London Bookshop of the Year award for 2020.
A statement posted on Facebook explaining the reasoning for the permanent closure was posted today (March 18).
The statement said: “It is with immense sadness that we can now announce that BrOOK’S will not be reopening in Pinner. We originally wanted to prove our idea of a new style independent bookshop which we feel we have done, albeit under the most testing circumstances.
“We became London Independent Bookshop of the Year for 2020 so customers and teams must have created somewhere quite special.
“We have agreed for a new business to take over our site so it will not be empty for long and we will start looking for the new permanent home of BrOOK’s.
“Could we also please thank every one of you who have supported BrOOKs over the last, what is now nearly three years… We will miss the buzz and laughter, the smiles and chat, the inspiring authors and brilliant wine evenings.
“Our team has been amazing, as have our suppliers and we have loved working with so many local schools and groups. Keep reading!”
Reacting to the news on Facebook, one person said: “This is a very, very sad day. Pinner’s loss is somewhere else’s gain but that’s the only remote positive about this. We will miss you greatly.”
Another person said: “We are absolutely gutted to hear this news! Wishing you all the best for whatever the future holds – but we will really miss you from Bridge St and especially the wine tastings!!”
One other person noted: “So very sad about this. It is such a wonderful, innovative bookshop and Pinner will be a poorer place. Wish you all the best and will look forward to visiting your new shop – hopefully not too far away. Sincerely hope the new residents are not estate agents!!!! Will miss you.”
Red Cup Cafe replied: “Very sad to hear; it’s been such a challenge for small businesses the past year, and it doesn’t help with the lack of clarity from Govt, the stop start of opening/closing. We wish you the best of luck with your new premises and keep up the fantastic service that awarded you such an accolade. X”