Bestsellers will be open in St Leonards Road for the last time tomorrow, Saturday March 28.
Owner Mike Lynott has been there for more than seven years and believes he had the best selection of popular fiction along the south coast.
He will re-open in April as Bexhill Community Support, a charity aiming to to support local projects. Small groups will be able to apply for funding provided they can demonstrate they are of benefit to the community.
Mike said: “I think people are becoming more and more resistant to giving to foreign charities as they can see a need right on their doorstep, also people are waking up to the fact that most of the money given to these large charities goes to paying huge salaries at corporate level”.
He is now accepting donations and anyone interested in helping can call on 01424 730885.