Please Make It Stop

Amanda Cotten writes in and notes that her store Valencia Street Books closed this weekend. It’s the same reasons here as Clean, Well-Lighted. Too much competition, dwindling economy.

I am so concerned about this issue that I am currently trying to get interviews with Cotten, Neal Sofman and Andy Ross lined up.

[RELATED: See also this New York Times story on the Cody’s closing.]


  1. Black Oak Books on Broadway and Columbus also closed last month, to be replaced by the rather tacky and mercenary “Beat Museum” (which had just moved into the hood up the street on Grant a few months ago). They still have another location, though.

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