Otowi Station Bookstore and Museum Shop is closing its doors Oct. 19. Courtesy photo
OTOWI STATION News:
Because of the continuing downturn in the national and local economy and because of the state of bookselling in general, the owners of Otowi Station Bookstore, 1350 Central Ave., have decided to close the doors on their business for good at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.
The 3,000-square-foot store has been a fixture in Los Alamos since February 1993 and specialized in scientific and technical books, the history of the Manhattan Project and atomic history.
Co-owner Michele Vochosky said that the store “had many kid friends” because of the wide variety of children’s books and a huge selection of science-based toys.
Co-owner Peggy Durbin said that the store continues its 25-percent-off liquidation sale and is selling furniture, fixtures and other items.
“It was a heartbreaking decision to close, but it was the only one we could make,” Durbin said. “We’ve had the most wonderful staff, who all contributed to the store’s vibrant personality. We’ll certainly miss the folks here in Los Alamos and the region, from all over the country, and from every continent who have supported the store for almost 20 years.”