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The Architect’s Bookshop closes

Specialist Sydney bookseller The Architect’s Bookshop has closed permanently and the store’s online retail site will close on 20 June, reports Jason Steger in the Age.

Owner Adam Haddow said the closure was due to ‘a confluence of challenges’, including Haddow’s responsibilities as a director of the architecture, design and planning firm SJB.

‘It takes time and effort to build a community, although the community support since we announced our closure has been incredible,’ Haddow said, adding the response to the store’s online ‘isolation talks’ by architecture practitioners had been remarkable, with some attracting 800 people. ‘We have had people from the UK, Ireland, Canada and Singapore.’

Nonetheless Haddow told Steger it was difficult to run a boutique bookshop that was dependent on suppliers that often had their own online stores.

The Architect’s Bookshop was located in Crown Street, in Sydney’s Surry Hills.


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