Fandom-themed store in downtown Wauconda is closing

  • A shop called Literary Alterations on Main is closing after about two years in Wauconda.

      A shop called Literary Alterations on Main is closing after about two years in Wauconda. Russell Lissau | Staff Photographer, 2017

 
 
Updated 9/11/2019 2:35 PM

A quirky store in downtown Wauconda is closing after a nearly two-year run.

Literary Alterations on Main, 119 S. Main St., will close for good Sept. 21, the store announced on its Facebook page. Medical issues in the family that owns the business prompted the decision, according to the statement.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The shop began selling crafts and other merchandise inspired by fictional fandoms such as the Harry Potter books, the Star Wars films and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in October 2017.

"It's been a joy to our family to be a part of your community these last two years," the Facebook message said. "Thanks for all your support! We will miss you all."

The store will be open for only six more days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday of this week and Sept. 19-21.

Most merchandise has been discounted for a store-closing sale. Fixtures are for sale, too.

The owners will continue selling their merchandise at comic book conventions, craft shows and other events. An online operation, etsy.com/shop/fandomshired/, will continue, too.

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