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Two San Francisco Bookstores to Close

Two San Francisco independent bookstores will close in coming weeks. Modern Times, a shop on Valencia Street, sold both traditional fiction and progressive titles. A Different Light, located in the Castro District, specialized in books for the LGBT community.

The Bay Citizen reports: “But in recent years the store [A Different Light] has struggled financially. Some publishers have complained about the bookstore not paying its bills on time. The store’s owner, Bill Barker, could not be reached for comment. The person who answered Barker’s phone would not identify himself and said the owner was ‘in the desert’ and unreachable.”

For Modern Times, their landlord decided to not renew their lease. However, the store could reopen. According to an e-mail sent to The Bay Citizen, Washington D.C.-based Busboys & Poets has proposed that the store set up shop on the East Coast.

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Borders To Close 28 More Stores


View Borders Store Closures Round 2 in a larger map

This week Borders added 28 new stores to the list of bookstores they will close during bankruptcy proceedings.

eBookNewser contributor Nate Hoffelder created a Google Map linking to all the soon to be closed stores–the map is embedded above. Read the whole list here (PDF link); the new closures are highlighted in red.

Here’s more about the map: “This is a map of 28 more closing stores that Borders announced on 17 March. These stores will close in late May.”