Chapter bookstore will reopen this Friday, after closing for what was supposed to be the last time in January after 40 years of business.
His iconic bookstore in Dublin will now reopen on March 11, with new owners.
In a post on social media this afternoon, the store’s manager said: “We can’t let it go! The Boys of the Game World from the back of Chapter’s Middle Abbey St, Kev & Mick are the new owners of the Chapters – reopening Friday 11th March! “
Father Chapter said it has retained former employees and manager Sara Phelan.
It has also been confirmed that loyal customers will still be able to trade in their old books and browse and buy from Chapter’s range of iconic new and used literary materials.
On January 31, Chapters closed for what it said was the last time in 40 years in business.
The reopening was made possible thanks to the acquisition of the business by Kevin Neary and Mick Finucane, who were previously directors at Gamestop.
The duo acquired the Chapters from its former owner William Kinsella for an undisclosed amount.
In 1994 Mr Finucane and Mr Neary started the Gamesworld video game retailer in Dublin’s Abbey Street, with a £3,500 loan and a £10,000 overdraft guaranteed by their parents.
The business expanded to 11 stores nationwide, and by 2003 they had sold a majority stake in the company to GameStop Corporation for an estimated €3 million.
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