Letter from the Owners

Dear Hearthside Supporter,


                 After almost 38 years (wow we were young!) since opening our doors in Merchants' Wharf to Juneau's readers, we are now on a path to retirement.  This may take a year or two but we are now officially looking for a buyer for our business.  Neither of us is leaving Juneau and will continue to keep Hearthside's two locations operating throughout this process.


We presently do not have an active lease agreement at either the Nugget Mall or the Triangle Building and  are currently reducing our rented space at the Nugget Mall but will continue to offer books, toys and our many other gift items.  We will be making a concerted effort to find a successor so ALL of us may continue to have a local, independent bookstore here.  Our website and Facebook page will continue to be on-line for you.


There are no words to express our gratitude for Juneau's loyalty over all of these years, only emotion.  Meeting and getting to know so many authors and readers has enriched our lives daily.  Hearing about your latest passion for a new book is so rewarding.  We hope we have helped when we have put the right book in your hands at the right moment in your lives. It's been a joy watching your lives change and meeting your relatives when they have come to Juneau, getting to know your children and celebrating other exciting events.


So, no we are not closing but are now actively looking for someone who loves books and being their own boss to keep Hearthside Books going for another 38 years!




Susan & Deb



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