Joseph-Beth Booksellers, my favorite local bookstore, is closing its doors.
I imagine that its hard to keep such an amazing space open in the days of Amazon and eReaders. But Joseph-Beth! This place drew in some amazing authors – I met writers, celebrities, and book lovers of all sorts. I went to book signings, book clubs and midnight Harry Potter sales. I loved them all. I’ve spent hours in the Bistro, eating and drinking and reading. I used it a couple of times as a meeting place for first dates. I’ve bought more books than I can count there, but sadly, that wasn’t enough.
I’ll admit that I love the ease and convenience of ordering books online. I love the discount prices that a place like Amazon can offer. But no website can offer the camaraderie of fellow book lovers. This is a place that will really be missed.
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