March 25, 2004
This is a big deal for me, as you might expect from the passing of a community focal point, one where I found one of the great loves of my life working behind the counter. As well as finding love there, I've made friends there; worked there; had mind-changing experiences among the shelves; and spent many, many hours browsing, reading, talking, and living.
I will be greatly sorry to see the bookstore close.
At the same time, I have some understanding of what a burden the store has been to Tom and co-owner Dave Nee. Sorry as I am to see it close, I have been privately rooting for them to close it, for their own sakes, for years. I wish Tom and Dave the very best, and that having laid aside that burden, their lives will have room to become richer in the things that matter. I know that if that happens, given who they are, they cannot help but enrich the world around them as well.Posted by abostick at March 25, 2004 09:45 AM