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Social Club Books to close

Social Club Books has announced it will close at the end of January 2015.

Established in 1983, the business runs a mail-order catalogue and a retail site at

Managing director Ken Finlayson said that the company’s domain name and 60,000 mailing and email list were for sale, along with warehouse racking and office fixtures, as well as some stock.

‘A unique business in its time, we believe we have introduced many people to the wide world of books over our journey,’ he told Books+Publishing. ‘However, the marketplace has changed considerably over the last few years and books have never been more widely available. It is now time for us to move on.’

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