The Book Spot, Round Rock, Texas, near Austin, closed September 25. In May, the bookstore announced it was "fighting to stay open," but faced several challenges including a divorce and landlord issues. A Facebook post on August 18 noted: "I know it's been a while, a long, sad, depressing while, but we might just have some rays of sunshine coming... maybe... soon, I hope... retune in!" But 11 days later, a 30-day going-out-of-business sale was announced.
Round the Rock visited the Book Spot during the sale and wrote: "We are very sad to see this wonderful local business, which has been such a big supporter of so many organizations in our community, shut down. But let's really help them close down in style, shall we?"