A BOOKSHOP has closed its doors in a Bournemouth retail park to prepare for a new store opening later this year.

Waterstones in Castlepoint shopping centre announced in a display to customers that it would be closed from Sunday, July 7.

The closure is temporary until the bookseller moves into its new unit in the former Clintons card shop.

A new opening date is not yet confirmed but customers can expect it to reopen in September.

Waterstones said in a statement: “Our store will be closing on Sunday, July 7, but don’t worry, we are incredibly excited to say that we will be moving to a new location in Castlepoint in September.

“We would like to thank you for your continued custom over the years.

“While we are away the team at Waterstones Bournemouth Arcade, or Ringwood are ready to welcome you for all your reading needs.

“We cannot wait to open the doors to our beautiful new store and welcome you all back.”

It is understood that Caffè Nero will also return to the new store. 

Following the closure, the empty unit will be replaced with international fashion brand, Mango, with its first Dorset store.

Castlepoint has been contacted for further information on opening dates for both Waterstones and Mango.