Libo, which is owned by Saint-Paul (which runs the Luxemburger Wort newspaper), is to close its Rue Fort Bourbon concept store (pictured) at the end of December 2017
Bookstore Libo is to close in the Gare district while a new English bookstore has opened in Howald.
According to the French Wort website, Libo, which is owned by Saint-Paul (the company that publishes the Luxemburger Wort), is to close its Rue Fort Bourbon concept store, which currently hosts an Exki restaurant on the ground floor.
After the closure, planned for the end of December, that will leave the chain with three stores: in Diekirch, Grevenmacher and Wiltz. The closure reportedly results from difficult market conditions for book vendors. Affected staff will be offered work in one of the three other stores or at Saint-Paul itself.
Meanwhile, a few months after the closure of English bookstore Chapter 1 in Luxembourg, comes another shop. At the end of October, Lucy Goosey’s Reading Adventure opened up in Irish retail outlet EireLux in Howald. The shop sells children’s and adults books in English, French and German. They also sell Christmas cards.