Books Galore in Festus is closing

(Festus) A long-time business in Jefferson County will be closing at the end of the year. For 25 years, Books Galore has been selling used and new books and many other items. John Gilbert started the business in DeSoto, before moving to other locations over the years and eventually found their current home on Festus Main Street. He says he and his wife Kendall began with the idea of selling all their items online.

Gilbert says they aren’t closing the doors due to a lack of business, if nothing else they’ve been quite busy the past few years.

Gilbert says it just seemed like it was time to step away and perhaps do some new things.

John Gilbert also played a significant role in relaunching the Historic Main Street Association. Books Galore is currently selling and auctioning off some of its display items like shelving, glass cases, and collectibles. Their final day in business is Saturday, December 17th.