worth reading • Heads up from Brian Cassidy on the Fine Books Blog:The Rise and Fall of a Rare Book Business” Former book dealer Bill Cotter is bravely detailing the bankruptcy of his rare book and restoration business, Milou Rare Books, over on the McSweeney’s website. (read more)
worth reading • from the Guardian: ” Oxfam shops set the pace in selling secondhand books. Charity is accused of taking away trade from professional booksellers.”
worth reading • from Willamette Week, From Bookstore Owner to Homeless: Another Terrible Tale from NW 23rd Ave. “Folks who frequent the Northwest shopping hub know that Twenty-third Avenue Books closed suddenly in January. What they might not know is that the bookstore owner, Stephanie Griffin, became homeless after the store closed.” been sitting on this one a while, didn’t know what to do with it.