Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Gutenberg's ca.1455 workshop recreated. Carlos Seo photo courtesy Flickr.

Several weeks ago two local stores closed down. Each had been in business since the Seventies, and each peddled literature.

The independent bookstore left a grim static display of shopworn broadsides and black balloons.

The record store left a window hastily cleared of years of favorite visuals and a hand-lettered sign on torn cardboard that read, “We are so outta here.”

Clerks or troopers, take your pick.


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