BookHampton to Close for Renovations

Southampton Village store will re-open in about six weeks.

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.”

Emily Bee February 25, 2012 at 05:05 PM
The East Hampton store Ms. Spektor speaks about that opened in 1970 was located in one half of the Village Hardware store on Newtown Lane. The hardware store expanded later to take over the whole building, and Bookhampton moved to a Main Street location. Robert Klein was the only other book store I remember and was located on Hampton Road in Southampton. There was also the Art Stall, a summer store on Madison Street in Sag Harbor, that sold used books and art in those days.


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