Leo’s Book Shop in downtown Toledo, OH will close by the end of the year after 42 years in business. Owner Daryl Yourist says he “will continue to operate his textbook business, but not from a retail establishment, and not downtown.”
Toronto Women’s Bookstore, a “36-year-old institution and icon of the local feminist movement,” told supporters that it is “in crisis” and is “hoping to raise $40,000 by January – enough to keep its doors open for another three months,” the Globe and Mail reports. The nonprofit is one of three feminist bookstores in Canada.
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And the AP notes that the closing of B. Dalton in Laredo, TX means that, with “a population of nearly a quarter-million people, this city could soon be the largest in the nation without a single bookseller.” The wire piece echoes similar pieces we have noticed over recent weeks from any number of cities where the shuttering of smaller-format B. Dalton and Walden mall stores is leaving many Americans without an easily accessible bookstore.