is temporarily closing up shop starting Monday.
Charline Spektor, who co-owns BookHampton with her husband, Jeremy Nussbaum, said Friday that the store will be closed for about six weeks for renovations.
“We just need to be in a space that is more accommodating for the needs of the bookstore and the needs of the community,” Spektor said.
Spektor said BookHampton started up 42 years ago in . “BookHampton has been on the East End of Long Island longer than most other stores, except for some pharmacies,” she said.
The independent bookstore expanded to Southampton Village more than 30 years ago and has always been in the same building; however, the shop has changed storefronts within that building on Main Street. It was originally in the space that Tenet now occupies and recently shifted one door down when Tenet moved in.
While Spektor expects to continue to stay put in the same building, she said “there’s a possibility that we’re going to move down the block.”
BookHampton also has a store in and is .
The Mattituck shop will be BookHampton’s first venture on the North Fork. “We’re very, very excited about it,” Spektor said. “We are optimistic that we’re going to find a great home in Mattituck.”