Curious Books- A success in the bookstore business.

Curious Book Shop in East Lansing has been in business for more than 40 years. It is a rare success in the bookselling business when many are closing shop. On December 31, East Lansing’s Barnes and Noble will shut down for good. Add to that the recent liquidation of Ann Arbor based bookseller, Borders, some are wondering about the future of bookstores. Ray Walsh has been the sole owner of Curious Book Shop since 1973.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers closing

By Cortni Moore and Shanacee Shreve
Entirely East Lansing staff writers

EAST LANSING — Barnes & Noble Booksellers’ East Grand River Avenue location is closing. Dec. 31. Unsuspecting customers like Alli Cochran were shocked to hear the news. “I had no idea the store was closing.