— Word bookstores in Louisville and across the country are shuttering their doors due to “over-broad security measures” following the discovery of the bomb threat against the owner, the owner of a popular local chain of bookstore said.
Authorities say the threat was a hoax and the owners of two other local chains were notified.
The owner of the “Word” bookstore in downtown Louisville, the Follett bookstore and the I-SBN bookstore in the same city are closed.
“We have to close this place down, we don’t have enough employees,” said Matt Smith, owner of Follett, the biggest bookstore in Louisville.
Word is a weekly magazine, and Follett was in its fourth week of selling out.
Smith said the owners are still working with police on what happened, and will reopen in time for the holiday season.
Police said the threat is still being investigated.
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