May 2016 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Caveat Emptor Used and Rare Books is Closing

787px-Caveat_Emptor_2005-08-11.jpgWord reached us that Caveat Emptor, the largest used and rare bookstore in southern Indiana, will close in August unless an interested buyer steps forward.   

Caveat Emptor, located in downtown Bloomington, has been in business since 1971, and its owner, Janis Starcs, is looking forward to retirement. That said, they're hopeful that someone will take over the shop and its stock of 50,000 books. John McGuigan, the store's Internet sales manager, told us: "After 45 years, it is time to let a younger and more vigorous owner, perhaps someone with a different vision, take over. We hope that Caveat Emptor will not have to close its doors." He added that they "have had several interested buyers and are entertaining offers ... In the worst case, if no offers pan out, we would bow out at the end of August. But a university town like Bloomington needs a good used book store, so we're optimistic about the future of Caveat Emptor.

Any interested parties should contact or call (812) 332-9995.

                                                                                                                                                       Image via Bloomingpedia.