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News Wed Dec 14 2011

Beloved Independent Evanston Bookstore To Close

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After 30 years, Bookman's Alley in Evanston is set to close. Owner Roger Carlson cited advancing age and complications from a recent car accident as his reasons for his closing. "I'm not dead, I'm not even dying," he told the Chicago Sun-Times, "but circumstances dictate I say goodbye to the bookshop." The store will remain open if Carlson finds a new owner. Store is set to close in March, so plenty of time to soak up sales and get in some holiday shopping.

 
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Benjamin Skinner / January 24, 2012 11:12 AM

Certainly unfortunate that the shop is closing down. But the owner has to look after himself.

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