UNDOUBTEDLY many people in Eastbourne will have bid a sad farewell to a long-standing good friend.
A bookshop/stationers a good friend? Yes when your special need is fulfilled with a friendly helpful greeting.
The tasteless ‘wake’ for this former shop Sussex Bookshops and Stationers is written all over its windows - ‘Massive Stock Liquidation Sale’ - all must go - cards 25p - books less 65%.
There is no other shop in the town centre that has contained such a variety of choice for specialist art materials and stationery, including a range of books from maps to first editions.
Will the new owners replace that much needed facility?
Not likely, since they have been so keen to empty the shop of those specialist items.
The standard comment these days ‘we must move on’ - accepted but not in such a brash brutal manner, unworthy of this seaside town called Eastbourne.