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MISSOURI (AP) A bookstore that specializes in sports books is being revived in a bid to help revive the struggling campus bookstore.
The Kansas City Star reported on Tuesday that the Kansas City Bookstore is seeking bids to revive the bookshop after it closed last year amid budget cuts.
The bookstore was founded in the 1950s by a Kansas State University professor who was a longtime fan of the Kansas Jayhawks.
It moved to Kansas City in 2008, and it’s owned by a local family since.
The Star reported that the bookstore is looking for a “brand new and innovative business model” to bring its books to new audiences.
Kansas City Mayor Andy Berke said in a statement that the city “welcomes the opportunity to partner with the Missouri State Bookstore to create an exciting new, inclusive and vibrant bookshop for students, faculty and staff.”
The Kansas Bookstore has been in Kansas City since the 1970s.
It has been a staple of the campus bookstore scene for decades, and was one of the last to close in 2012.
A $100,000 renovation was completed in 2015.
The newspaper said the new plan is to focus on digital sales and will be a destination for books.