Shelf Awareness reports that the local bookstore chain Karibu Books is shutting down the remainder of its stores next month:

Karibu Books, the African-American bookstore chain with most of its stores in Prince George’s County, Maryland, next to Washington, D.C., is closing. Its Pentagon City store in Arlington, Va., which opened in April 2006, has already closed. The Security Square store in Baltimore, Md., which opened in November 2005, and Forestville, Md., store are closing this coming Sunday. The Karibu stores at the Mall at Prince George’s in Hyattsville, the Iverson Mall in Hillcrest Heights and the Bowie Town Center in Bowie are closing on February 10.

Here’s the note from Simba Sana, Karibu CEO and cofounder.

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