Story's not over for New Orleans' Maple Street Book Shop
NEW ORLEANS - The story's not over for a beloved book shop in Uptown New Orleans.
The Maple Street Book Shop, around since 1964, had been slated to close at the end of the year. But an announcement on the shop's website says the store now plans to stay open in 2016.
Owner Gladin Scott told The New Orleans Advocate that business doubled in October after the closure plans were announced. It stayed strong in November and December.
However, Scott said he cannot commit to staying open longer than the first quarter of the new year, meaning the store could face closure again by the end of March.
The store has been a haven for book lovers for decades and was known for distributing bumper stickers with the slogan "Fight the Stupids."