Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mystery Bookstore LA closing January 31

! Mystery Bookstore LA will be closing on January 31. @mysterybooks So many authors are scheduled for the upcoming months. How can this be? Linda and Bobby, you've done so much for the mystery community!

 Owners Kirk Pasich and Pamela Woods sent out this email this morning.

We simply cannot compete with the Amazons of the world and the impact of the economy. We love the bookstore and mysteries and the relationships we've formed with authors and publishers and agents and publicists. But, we do have retirement to think about (not in the near future!), and family and, well, all of those things that require money. So, it is with considerable sadness that we announce that The Mystery Bookstore, Los Angeles, will--after many years (and as apparently the last-standing bookstore in Westwood, other than UCLA's student store)--be closing

5 comments:

Bill Crider said...

Really bad news.

craig sisterson said...

Oh no, that's a tragedy. Sad news.

Janet Rudolph said...

Such a vibrant store with great people, terrific signings. Very shocking!

Cullen Gallagher said...

So saddened to hear of this. When I visited LA, the Mystery Bookstore was the first place I wanted to visit and I had a blast there (and got some terrific books). I was looking forward to revisiting the next time I was in the city, but looks like I won't make it before they close.

Priscilla said...

Grieved. The death of the genre-specific bookstore is especially sad. They had more than just what everyone is reading and finding undiscovered gems was a joy.