By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Aug 05, 2016 at 9:55 AM

After 42 years in business in three different locations, People's Books Cooperative, 804 E. Center St., will close on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

According to Facebook and a note on the door of the building, the bookshop's lease was not extended.

Chris Chiu opened the shop in 1974 primarily for UWM students and readers from around the city looking for radical, alternative literature.

People's moved from its former location, 2122 E. Locust St., to its Riverwest home in 2012. Before Locust Street, the shop had been located at 1808 N. Farwell Ave.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.