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A new chapter: This Port Moody book store is going digital

Coastal Books is set to be online only and is moving out of NewPort Village after a one-year stint.
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Coastal Bookstore in Port Moody is turning into an online business more than two years after opening up in NewPort Village.

A beloved Port Moody book store is making a third move in just over two years.

This time, the business is going to the digital world.

Coastal Bookstore is transitioning from its NewPort Village location (272 Newport Dr.) and is set to be a full-time online-only company after it officially closed its doors on Wednesday (Dec. 28).

The announcement came about a year after its grand-opening in December 2021, which was its second location after spending a year in Coquitlam's Austin Heights neighbourhood.

Owner Danica Sommerfeldt called Port Moody a "magical place" for a book store business, but believes it's time for a new direction.

"After processing the initial sadness over this necessary decision, my entrepreneurial brain kicked into gear and I've been reimagining a better way forward for the business," she said in a social media post on Friday (Dec. 30).

"I truly feel hopeful about what comes next."

Sommerfeldt explained she's set to operate Coastal Bookstore out of her apartment.

She also hopes booksworms, as well as the general public, can continue to support local regardless of how they contribute to the community.

"I talk regularly with a lot of other local business owners and many are experiencing huge struggles right now."

There's also set to be a new website design in conjunction with the revamp.

For more information, you can visit the Coastal Bookstore website or email welcome@coastalbooks.ca