Learning how to run the store was not easy, she said.
"We were both readers and we were both used to going to used bookstores. So we learned really quick," Kurpiewski said, laughing. "There's all sorts of material out there so you can learn to do anything."
Kurpiewski said she is planning on doing nothing after closing the store.
"Not a thing! I'm going to rest," she said. She is moving to Pennsylvania to be near her children. Meanwhile, Gadoric said she was moving to Texas to be near her grandchildren.
Kurpiewski said she would miss Book Traders.
"Number one I'll miss all the customers. It's a very nice group of people. You meet a lot of people and you talk a lot and you get interested in them," she said. "And I like reading. I read a book a day I am going to miss working with books."
Book Traders will be replaced by a high-end dress store, coming in September.
Even though it will not be in her space, Kurpiewski said she is positive someone else will open up a used bookstore in Fayetteville.
"People walk, they stop in, small business are very welcome in Fayetteville," she said.
Her advice for any future booksellers?
"Just remember the customer is always right. And it's the truth," she said.
Allison Gibbons is an intern from Syracuse University majoring in journalism.