Del Mar: Book Works to close this summer

By Karen Billing

Staff Writer

The Book Works, at Flower Hill Promenade, will close by midsummer after 35 years in business.

Owner Lisa Stefanacci said the decision to close was made at the beginning of May when she “finally acknowledged that the bookstore couldn’t pull its own weight.”

“Running the bookstore has been a dream come true,” Stefanacci said via email. “What I’ve enjoyed most is deciding which books to buy for the store from the thousands and thousands that are published each year, and then helping customers find a great book for themselves or for a gift, using conversation and insight to help them make a great choice instead of using a computer algorithm.”

She said she does not have plans yet for what she will do next but is thankful for her faithful Book Works customers that she said have enriched her life.

“I’m grateful and inspired to have met so many people with a shared passion for reading,” Stefanacci said.

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