DMU bookshop is closing down

By Harry Rogers

The campus bookshop at De Montfort University will permanently close at the end of the month.

The shop which has been open as part of the Hugh Aston building since 2009 is to be closed to make space for a short term exhibition space.

A student looks through the last remaining books.

A source, who did not wish to be named, said: “A lot of people are disappointed, both staff and students alike.

“I don’t know the exact reasons as to why but I’m not sure it’s regarded as profitable.”

The decision to close the shop comes just two months after The University of Leicester located across the city from DMU had its campus bookshop closed.

The source added: “Obviously there are books that we could perhaps get here which would be much harder to get online and through Waterstones. It’s a real shame”

Books remaining in the shop are now on sale at a discounted price for anyone to snap up.

The shop’s official twitter page tweeted: “We have big sales on, including lots of books for only £1! Come and get a bargain!”

 You can visit the bookshop in Magazine Square before its eventual closure on February 28.

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