Friday, December 18, 2009

but guns are cheap and plentiful

I've often wondered what was the largest North American city that had no bookstore..
Alas now I know.

' The final chapter has been written for the lone bookstore on the streets of Laredo.
With a population of nearly a quarter-million people, this city could soon be the largest in the nation without a single bookseller.
The situation is so grim that schoolchildren have pleaded for a reprieve from next month's planned shutdown of the B. Dalton bookstore. After that, the nearest store will be 150 miles away in San Antonio."

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