Back in September, I wrote a lengthy blog entry about the decline of Harvard Square's bookstores. The post was inspired, in part, by my discovery that one very nice independent bookstore--Wordsworth--had declared bankruptcy and was trying to reorganize. As of November 1, however, Wordsworth closed its doors for good.
Academic bookstores are also having problems on the other side of the Atlantic, it seems. Today's Independent reports that Blackwell's, the venerable Oxford-based chain of academic bookshops, is seriously considering the sale of "some or all" of its 61 stores. I've never been to Blackwell's, but everything I've heard about the store is extremely positive, so it would be a shame to see it go.Posted by Ed at November 20, 2004 01:03 PM