</ins>

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

Meta

Cokesbury Books, 2730 Broad River Road: 20 April 2013   4 comments

Posted at 1:28 am in Uncategorized

p1170234_tn.jpg

p1170235_tn.jpg

p1160835_tn.jpg

p1160836_tn.jpg

p1160840_tn.jpg

p1160842_tn.jpg

p1160844_tn.jpg

p1160845_tn.jpg

p1170240_tn.jpg

p1170241_tn.jpg

p1170243_tn.jpg

p1170247_tn.jpg

p1170248_tn.jpg

p1000454_tn.jpg

p1000455_tn.jpg

p1010114_tn.jpg

p1010115_tn.jpg

p1010116_tn.jpg

p1010117_tn.jpg

p1010118_tn.jpg

p1010119_tn.jpg

We used to visit Cokesbury books when it was in the Dutch Center office plaza across Dutch Square Boulevard from the mall, and it always used to puzzle me.

Now, when I say "we", I mean basically my mother with my sister and me in tow. As to why it puzzled me -- well, I couldn't ever understand why I couldn't find any books I wanted to read there. On some level, I understood that my mother went there when she was looking for Sunday School or Circle material, but I never really made the connection because on another level -- well, it was a book store wasn't it? There must be a science fiction section in here somewhere. And yet time after time I could never find anything that looked interesting that wasn't by C. S. Lewis. And frankly, Out of the Silent Planet didn't look *that* interesting..

At some point they moved from Dutch Square Boulevard to Broad River Road, and I moved out of town. The next time I saw them, I wasn't 13 anymore, and I realized, Duh! It's a devotional bookstore!.

As you can see from the sequence of pictures here, they ran an orderly closeout of the Broad River store, and put up the figurative shutters on 20 April.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew.)

UPDATE 21 June -- As mentioned by commenter Andrew, this is now King's Beauty Supply:

Given the name, I'm guessing it must be related somehow to the King's package across the road.

Written by ted on April 30th, 2013

Tagged with , , , ,

4 Responses to 'Cokesbury Books, 2730 Broad River Road: 20 April 2013'

Subscribe to comments with RSS or TrackBack to 'Cokesbury Books, 2730 Broad River Road: 20 April 2013'.

  1. I felt the same when I used to go to the original store. My Dad was a Methodist Sunday school teacher for years and I would go with him while he was looking for curriculum for his lessons. And, yes, I was wandering around looking for the Sci-Fi books or, at least, some comic books. These were the days when I frequented the old Browz-A-Bit in Dutch Square looking for the cheap paperback novels.

    Homer

    1 May 13 at 2:11 am

  2. This building didn't take too long to get filled as signage for King's Beauty Supply has been installed on this building.

    Andrew

    7 Jun 13 at 12:00 am

  3. Not surprised. Another beauty supply store. They creep into vacant storefronts almost as often as title loan offices....

    Homer

    8 Jun 13 at 2:45 am

  4. King's Beauty Supply has now opened at this spot...just as it appears to me that something looks to be opening in the former Shoney's at 600 Bush River Road

    Andrew

    24 Jul 13 at 11:29 pm

Leave a Reply

</ins>

Tags

Recently Updated Posts

Blogroll