Russo's Bookstore kicks off closing sale, dozens of people pack store

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Russo's Bookstore, which has been a Bakersfield favorite for decades, celebrated its closing with a sale, Thursday. 

The bookstore will close its doors at the Marketplace on January 31.

Frequent shoppers packed the store in support of community efforts, today. 

"We love coming to Russo's. That's one of the reasons we come to the marketplace, so it's kind of sad that they're not going to be with us anymore," said frequent shopper Erin Baker. 

The store will continue to sell books online. 

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