After nearly eight years, Words Bookstore Café will close its doors on May 10.
The popular bookstore on Budaiya Highway has hosted numerous events, supported small businesses and has been a welcoming space for local book lovers.
The announcement was made last month via the cafe’s Facebook page, where it said it has been “such a joy and privilege” to be part of this wonderful community.
“We are beyond grateful to all the people who have been a part of Words, from our storytellers who enthralled children every weekend to our workshop facilitators who enriched us with their knowledge; from the amazing creative forces behind our pop ups to our authors who gave up their time to let us into their world; our local vendors who supplied us with delicious goodies and our customers who supported us over the years,” said the statement.
“Above all, we are grateful to our amazing staff without whom none of this would have been possible.
“We have loved watching the collaborations that happened over a cup of coffee in the cafe and the wonderful relationships that have formed here.
“The gorgeous babies who we’ve watched grow up here, the mothers who dropped in for a moment of calm, the professionals bent over their laptops for hours, the eco-warriors ready to save the world.
“We will miss you all.”