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Joseph’s Bookstore to close after 25 ‘busy and fruitful years’

After a quarter of a century of “surprisingly profitable” trading, owner Michael Joseph is retiring and hanging up... his books

A Finchley Road bookstore well-known in the Jewish community is to close after a quarter of a century of “surprisingly profitable” trading.

Joseph’s Bookstore and Café in Barnet is to close its doors at the end of March because of the retirement of its owner, Michael Joseph.

“After 25 busy and fruitful years the time has come to hang up my books,” he said, reflecting on a “satisfying, enjoyable, enlightening and surprisingly profitable” period.

Inside Joseph’s Bookstore

He added: “Many thanks to you for all your support and friendship along the way. I have loved the Bookstore and Cafe nearly all the time. I will miss it and you hugely.”

Joseph said he would be hosting one last session of the Society of Jewish Study on 5 March, before a ‘Bye Bye Bookstore Party’ on a date to be announced.

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