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News Mon Jul 13 2009

More News from Powell's

If you're at all partial to getting good books for ridiculously cheap, I would highly recommend getting yourself to the Burnham Park Powell's as soon as you can. I went this weekend and there was still a great selection of books priced around $5-$6, which means, with their 50% off sale, I came away with a full bag of books for less than two regular priced paperbacks. While there I learned that this isn't the only Powell's that's closing - the Lincoln Ave. location is slated for closure in the future as well. Word on the street (or, at least, from the guy who rang up my purchases) is that there's no set date yet, but it'll happen in the next two to three years and the only store that will remain will be the one on 57th St. So, enjoy your multiple Powell's stores while you can...and, in the meantime, start familiarizing yourself with the #6 bus route.

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