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A Defense For The Dead

Not surprising…but incredibly sad.

“If America hadn’t gone totally junk culture, totally commercial, bookstores like Ruminator wouldn’t have any trouble at all,” Bly added. “David would have done just fine at the tail end of the 19th century. You can’t sell Shakespeare to someone who comes in looking for a discount paperback copy of ‘Reagan’s OK, You’re OK.’ “

I’ll admit…I’ve been a part of the problem more than the solution, what with borrowing books from friends or libraries, buying them at Half Price Books, or, ack, getting lured in by the ridiculous discounts offered by online retailers. But Ruminator (née Hungry Mind) was a local landmark that will surely be missed.