The Book Mark

The Book Mark

Even though it feels a bit ghoulish to study a vacant storefront, in this case I can’t help myself. The remnants of this bookshop have a kind of poetry.

Faint traces of the sign’s black letter type are evident and the scattered spots are probably patched-up holes where the letters were once attached to the wall. There are notices on the windows, including “We will miss you all.”

This was once the home of The Book Mark, an independent bookseller that closed its doors for good in January after being in business for over four decades.

The barely-there sign is now an epitaph of sorts and it won’t be visible for much longer.


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