Worthing Methvens re-opens as Bookstack

<p>The former Methvens bookshop in Worthing, which closed after parent company ArgentVive went into administration, has reopened under the name of Bookstack.</p><p>The shop began selling books again on Friday and is the third Bookstack shop to be trading in the south of England. Derrick Trubshaw, business development manager for Bookstack, said: &quot;We are delighted to be taking over this well respected and highly thought of book lovers&#39; bookshop. Once again the town will now have a strong and leading independent book seller and we are also thrilled to have been able to re-employ many of the previous staff.&quot;</p><p>The shop will be managed by Sarah Meadham. She joined Bookstack 18 months ago to develop Bookstack&#39;s Brighton store and was previously senior book buyer for Methvens. </p><p>The two Methvens shops in Worthing and Chertsey closed in March after parent ArgentVive went into administration. It is unknown what the fate of the Chertsey shop is. A spokesperson for the administrator declined to comment before the story went to press.</p>