The Purple Chair children's bookstore in New Braunfels, Tex., is closing its bricks-and-mortar location this Sunday, July 15. Bill and Monique Tischer, who founded the store five years ago in tribute to their daughter, Violet, who died at age two, and as a way to give back to the community, wrote on Facebook, "We have two other children and a little while ago we realized they were growing up fast and we were missing it. We don't want to miss any more of it."
The Tischers plan "to be around for pop up story times, pop up shops, other events, schools and the public libraries in and around the New Braunfels area. We would like to bring the Purple Chair to Kyle, Buda, San Marcos, Spring Branch, Bulverde, Lavernia, Marion, Seguin, Cibolo, Schertz, Canyon Lake and anywhere else that will have us."
They called their time operating the storefront "an absolute adventure."