Book store

Book Revue, Huntington’s beloved bookstore to close

Reports say court documents show the retailer being evicted.

Beloved Huntington village bookstore is being evicted by its landlord for non-payment of rent, according to a story published in Newsday.

Known for being the largest independent bookstore still in existence on Long Island, even in the face of the threat from online retailers like Amazon, book review holds a special place in the hearts of many local readers.

The landlord of the building has filed court documents showing that the store owners owe them rent, according to the Newsday article.

A post on Newsday’s Facebook page said: “Book Revue owner Richard Klein said the store had been closed for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that once reopened, business was slow and just getting back to normal.”

The book review often features author talks and book signings for a variety of book topics. Alan Alda, Michael Crichton, Jodi Picoult and Joyce Carol Oates are among the many renowned writers who have visited Book Revue. This list also includes celebrities, former presidents and star athletes.

The store at 313 New York Ave is scheduled to close in September.

Book Revue has been around since 1977. There was an outcry from customers online saying the store’s closure would be tragic, the news is terribleand that the library is “vital for the community.”