Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Maeve McLaughlin said
“I am very sorry to hear that another local small business Shipquay Books and News is set to close after serving the city centre community for over a quarter of a century. I would like to thank the owners and staff for the service they have provided.
In January of last year I expressed my fears that the closure of the Bank of Ireland and subsequent removal of cash machine could have a knock-on effect for other businesses on the street and footfall through the area.
Sadly the closure of Shipquay books will also be a loss of an outlet for local newspapers and locally produced books and that is something no one wants to see.