Last week, we noted Arkansas native and author John Grisham's appreciation for That Bookstore in Blytheville. His essay is part of book of essays featuring authors and their favorite book sellers.
Owner Mary Gay Shipley put the shop up for sale in February and said she was planning to close if she didn’t find a buyer within a few months. Now, a buyer has been named: Grant Hill.
Hill, a 22-year-old Mountain Home resident, said he was working with Southern Bancorp and the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce to secure the $35,000 needed to buy the business.
A late update to the item notes that the deal, once scheduled to close this week, had been postponed. We'll keep an eye out for new developments.
Update: Shipley tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette she expects an announcement on the sale sometime this week.
- Video: ASU Exploring On-Campus Hotel, Convention Center
- After Supremes' Decision, Womack Urges Congress to Act on Online Sales Tax
- WSJ Examines Mark Pryor, Tom Cotton Senate Race
- Recovery of Dassault Falcon Jet Benefits Arkansas 13 hours ago
- Nearly $3 Million Still Sought in Rogers Bancshares Bankruptcy 13 hours ago
- New Kanis Plaza Owner Arrives in $1.5M Sale (Real Deals) 13 hours ago
- Citizens Bank Puts Phil Baldwin To Work On Growth 13 hours ago
- Wal-Mart's Costs Connected To Mexican Bribery Case Reach $400M 13 hours ago