Local bookworms are preparing to say goodbye to a place some have called their second home for years.
While one chapter is ending, another may soon begin if some Laredoans get what they're asking for.
Customers making their final purchases, only hours before the store closes its doors for good.
Just as planned, Saturday will be the last day Laredoans can shop at B. Daltons.
As soon as it closes, Laredo will officially be the largest city without a bookstore:
Xochitl Mora Garcia, with the Laredo Reads committee says:
“We are still looking forward in our quest to bring a new bookstore to Laredo we need to get as many signatures as possible.”
The Laredo Reads committee is planning a bookstore-closing extravaganza Saturday with music, poetry slams and children story telling in celebration, all while trying to collect at least five thousand signatures on their petition.
“That’s what we're trying to impress on these book store companies if they come to Laredo first they are going to have a loyal customer base of avid voracious readers.”
All hope their efforts will pay off, though for some, it won’t be the same.
The public is invited to go by the store at Mall Del Norte on Saturday and enjoy the festivities.
The Laredo Reads committee will be taking signatures to help bring a new bookstore to Laredo.