Christian bookstore chain to close in July 2018
The chain of Christian bookstores in South Florida, which opened in the late 1990s and has since expanded into other states, will close in the fall, according to a news release from the store owners.
Bethany Booksellers will close its doors in the Fall of 2018.
The announcement comes less than a week after Bethany’s parent company, New Christian Booksellings, announced the closure of the chain’s two remaining locations.
The Bethany chain was the third-largest online retailer in the United States by revenue, according an analysis of the company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The company said it expects the Bethany store closures to result in “loss of retail sales and/or a reduction in profits to shareholders.”
The Bethany closure follows the announcement of the closure in August of three Bethany stores in Florida, a decision that led to protests outside the store.
The Bethanys were not the only Christian bookseller chains in South Miami.
In March, the Miami-Dade County Board of Supervisors voted to shutter two of the three remaining stores in the city.
The chain has more than 7,000 locations across the country and more than 2,400 in South Beach.