Current Events & Trends | June 2010 |
Want to buy a wildly popular bookstore?
I almost choked on my breakfast bar this morning when I read that Washington D.C.'s beloved Politics and Prose bookstore is up for sale. The 26-year-old shop's owners are aging and say they just don't have the energy they used to.
I'm sure the news is sending tremors across the book-loving nation's capital. Politics and Prose is the place to go to soak in that independent bookstore experience ... to find items selected by human touch rather than just sales charts. It's the place to go to meet authors of all kinds of books who see the store as a must-visit destination. It's the place to go when you want to turn your brain on full power ... to mingle with staff and fellow shoppers who truly love books. Like many Washingtonians, my life is enriched every time I enter the store. Even the Washington Post described it as "iconic."
If you know anyone who is looking to buy a wildly popular bookstore, Politics and Prose is available. I can't speak to its balance sheet or offer financial advice, but an entire city hopes the right kind of buyer steps forward to save one of Washington's most monumental sites.