As you probably heard, Red Hill bookstore on Cortland has announced plans to close. Sort of.
It’s sad, but store isn’t going away entirely; instead, the goal is to execute a metamorphosis that will transform the thing formerly known as Red Hill Books into something bookish-but-different. Many ideas have been bandied about — including subdividing the space into 331 Cortland-style stores-within-a-store.
Now, according to a new sign posted in the window, a plan is in motion:
Hello Bernal Heights!
Thank you for all your input over the past couple months about our various transition ideas!
We have listened to all the comments and concerns that you have raised, and we have decided to remodel for most of the month of February, and re-open in March as a better book shop – not only a children’s bookstore – offering what you have told us you want! We will have a new name and a new face, with new, remaindered and used books in general categories as well as an expanded childrens’ section.
We will run our sale through Sunday, February 3rd, and will be closed for remodels from February 4th. If anyone would like to help out with painting, sanding, and moving books during this time, we could certainly use the help! Please sign up on the volunteer sheet inside the store (or send us a message).
Thank you so much for all your support!
Red Hill Books
PHOTO: Telstar Logistics