Category Archives: Bookstore Apocalypse
Argosy Book Shop, in Vertigo. When Scottie and the wonderful, fabulous, incomparable Midge go snooping for information, like a couple of teenage sleuths, on the beauteous and mysterious Carlotta Valdes, they wind up at the fictional Argosy Book Shop. It’s … Continue reading
I often hide the great works of the lunatic fringe with other books, because I am twelve.
MacLeod’s Books in downtown Vancouver has floor to cathedral-ceiling shelves teetering with books, books stacked on the floor, on chairs, on the steps. There is a nary a computer in sight, yet with the help of an exceedingly knowledgable staff, … Continue reading
The last-ditch deal that would have had Books-A-Million buy 30 Borders‘ stores –saving nearly 1000 jobs – fell to shit today, signaling a final and certain end for all Borders stores from sea to shining sea. Those 30 stores would have … Continue reading
As news of the impending closure of the Barnes & Noble store in the Encino Marketplace travels through town, Encinoites are taking up (online) arms. They are venting their anger via aÂ Facebook page (created by resident Robin Permaul), demanding that … Continue reading
This hideous Borders bookstore in Chestnut Hill, PA opened in August 1994, and failing to “meet the company’s objectives,” was shut down earlier this year. The store sat at the top of the hill, where Bethlehem Pike meets Germantown avenue, … Continue reading
If Iceland and Goldman Sachs have not gotten you sufficiently pissed off this week, then this is for you: Tirelessly chic and sickeningly industrious clothing designer Marc Jacobs bought beloved West Village bookstore Biography Book Shop to open his own, … Continue reading
Still collecting books for the Laredo,Texas used book, book drive.