The busy Chapters book store in downtown Vancouver is shuttering this summer, its owner announced Monday.

Indigo Books & Music said it decided to close the popular Robson Street Chapters on June 30 due to increasing rent.

“The new terms are simply untenable for us to stay in that location,” CEO Heather Reisman said in a statement. “As a result, we are actively pursuing another location to serve the Robson trade area which we fully intend to open in 2015.”

An American Girl Specialty Boutique that recently opened up in the store is being moved to the Chapters on Broadway and Granville Street.

There are no plans to close that location, according to Indigo.
Indigo said its human resources department is working with staff at the Robson Chapters to support them through the closure.

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