The Nook, a bookstore, bar and coffee shop in Baldwin City, Kan., that was opened by Niki Manbeck in 2019, will be closing. In a Facebook post yesterday, Manbeck wrote: "It is with great sadness that I have to announce The Nook will be permanently closing its doors. I do not have the exact closing date but will keep you informed. Unfortunately with the cost increases all around us (food, gas, etc.) recreational spending is at an all time low. We are not making enough to cover our monthly bills. It has been a pleasure serving this community and I'm sure I will see you around."