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Shake Rattle & Read, the Uptown bookstore famous for its eclectic mix of music and books -- and for having access to Al Capone's old tunnels -- is closing next year, the store's 50th anniversary. Owner Ric Addy hinted at retirement in Tim Rolph's profile of the shop earlier this year.

 
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