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Closure of Oakley Children’s Bookstore, planning for continued community initiatives

A popular children’s bookstore in Oakley is closing later this month. Blue Manatee Literacy Project and Bookstore said it has been notified by its owner that its physical location at 3904 Madison Road will close on March 13. was perhaps out of our control, it does not lessen our disappointment to see this community treasure closing its doors,” the store said in a lengthy Facebook post announcing the closure. The store says its Buy A Book/Give A Book program has donated more than 50,000 new books to area children and partner programs and has partnered with several Greater Cincinnati organizations to launch reading programs and help children get books easily. Blue Manatee said while the physical store is closing “for now,” their literacy mission continues and indicates that they plan to remain active in the community. You can read Blue Manatee’s full statement above.

A popular children’s bookstore in Oakley is closing later this month.

The Blue Manatee Literacy Project and Bookstore said they were told by their owner that their physical location at 3904 Madison Road will be closing on March 13.

“While this development may have been beyond our control, that does not lessen our disappointment to see this community treasure close its doors,” the store said in a lengthy Facebook post announcing the closure.

The store says its Buy A Book/Give A Book program has donated more than 50,000 new books to children and partner programs throughout the region and has partnered with several Greater Cincinnati organizations to launch giveaway programs. reading and help children get books easily.

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Blue Manatee said that while the bricks and mortar store is closing “for now”, their literacy mission continues and indicates that they plan to remain active in the community.

You can read Blue Manatee’s full statement above.