Saturday, October 21, 2006


An interesting and sad NYT article

Why do bookshops close? Owners retire or pass on with no one to take over their businesses, shops have natural life cycles, are put out of business by competition, and, more likely, rents soar in urban areas and it becomes economically impossible to remain in business. This recent article chronicles some of the lost bookshops of New York City. It makes me nostalgic and I never even visited any of them. But I've read about them...

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