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Paperback Emporium to close

WICHITA — After 15 years in business in the West Central area between Tyler and Maize, the last 10 of which have been at 9320 W. Central, Paperback Emporium is closing.

"We've got customers here that just love us to death, and they're all sad that we're leaving," says owner Sherry Lavender. "These customers have been our friends for years."

A family obligation is forcing Lavender to free up her time and take her sales strictly online.

She'll mainly sell through Amazon.

Lavender says her store's last day is Saturday.

"I'm trying to find a good home for all my books."