Current Events & Trends | December 2009 |
Bookless Streets of Laredo
What saith the great bookman Larry McMurtry now? According to an Associated Press report last week, Laredo, Texas may be the largest city in the U.S. without a bookstore. Their one and only B. Dalton is closing its doors in January, leaving book-minded residents to a 150-mile drive to San Antonio if they want to visit a brick-and-mortar shop. How far to McMurtry's 'book town,' Archer City? About 480 miles.