Read all about it: Collins Book­sell­ers stays open

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

READ­ERS re­joice, Collins Book­sell­ers in Hare St will stay open with new own­ers buy­ing the busi­ness be­fore the clos­ing dead­line.

Af­ter pre­vi­ous owner Dar­ryl Ronchi an­nounced in Septem­ber he would be re­tir­ing and the store clos­ing to­day, Cindy Patzel and a new team will be keep­ing the doors open.

With five years in the world of sell­ing books, Cindy is hop­ing to garner the sup­port of lo­cal book­worms in her lat­est ven­ture.

She bought the busi­ness af­ter see­ing the ad­ver­tise­ment on­line and said the store is an im­por­tant busi­ness to have in town.

“As a book lover I think ev­ery town should have ac­cess to a book­store,” Cindy said. “We saw it on­line and now, here we are.’’ Cindy said it was im­por­tant for her to have a lo­cal feel in-store too.

‘‘This is a lo­cally owned store, em­ploy­ing lo­cal peo­ple and so any­thing spent here goes to sup­port­ing four fam­i­lies — it’s money that will be spent back in town,’’ she said.

Af­ter Mr Ronchi’s clos­ing down sale, the new staff is busily re­stock­ing the shelves ready for the Christ­mas rush.

“It (the changeover) has been a bit hec­tic but it’s all go­ing smoothly,” Cindy said.

“We want ev­ery shelf filled to ca­pac­ity so there’s some­thing for ev­ery­one and in an­tic­i­pa­tion for Christ­mas.

“The store has a wide range and if we don’t have some­thing we will try to source it for cus­tomers.”

With a new cat­a­logue due out in the com­ing weeks, the team is fa­mil­iaris­ing them­selves with the busi­ness and said they’ll be ready for the silly sea­son.

“We also have gift cards and lay-by for any­one who’s not sure what to get, or wants to pay it off be­fore Christ­mas,” Cindy said.

Collins Book­sell­ers is lo­cated at 170 Hare St, Echuca. For up­dates on spe­cials and more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Collins Book­sell­ers Echuca Facebook and Instagram pages.

MEET THE TEAM: Cloe Wat­son, Bryan O'Neill, Cindy Patzel, Jacki Avers and Erin Blach­ford are the new faces at Collins Book­sell­ers.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.