Historical bookstore closes down amidst Covid pandemic difficulty
Hon Wing Book Co. Ltd, a bookstore with over half a century of history, will be closed down this Saturday. The owner citing the Covid pandemic caused difficulty in continuing the operations.
All sorts of textbooks were organised nicely around the bookshelves all over the stores as they have always been during the summer holidays. Students will bring along their book lists to the store to get their books every year.
This store started as a small one on Nelson Street that slowly upgraded into a bigger one, eventually moving to Nathan road during the 90s. And now, after 52 years, it bids its farewell.
As the store slowly reached its final days, many customers came to buy some books as a farewell.
Some customers said they help their children to buy supplementary exercises and found it so unfortunate that it is closing down.
Shek Hon-ki, the bookstore owner, said keeping up the business during the pandemic is challenging, and this is a lesson to learn 'how to let it go.'
"It is time to face reality and not overthink the past. And being reluctant to let go will not have any effect, plus we think this is the best time.' Shek said.