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World’s Biggest Bookstore to close in February

Two weeks after its 33rd birthday comes word that the World’s Biggest Bookstore in downtown Toronto will close in February.

According to the Toronto Star, the development company that is in the process of buying the property has no immediate plans for the space.

In June 2012, Q&Q reported that the lease on the 64,000-square-foot iconic bookstore, currently held by Indigo Books and Music, would not be renewed.

Earlier this month, Indigo announced it was closing its flagship Chapters store at Bloor Street West and Runnymede Road. The building, which previously housed a historic movie theatre, is slated to become a Shoppers Drug Mart.