"It is with a heavy heart that we tell you that Bestsellers Café will be closing at the end of January, 2015 after 17 years of service to the Medford and surrounding communities," the announcement reads in part. "We decided not to renew our lease after unfavorable terms of any lease renewal. Marianne and I have put our hard work and financial resources in continuing Bestsellers Café through this past Holiday season in an effort to pay off store debt. We thank each and every customer that has shopped and supported us instead of our competition!! We have made countless friendships along the way and we hope to have added culture and another reason to shop in Medford Square."
The shop and cafe reopened in 2012 after closing for renovations several years earlier. In addition to selling books, Bestsellers offers a menu that includes soups, sandwiches, baked goods, and coffee. Gift certificates will be accepted through the end of the month, and many items are now on sale.