Cody's Books to close flagship store in Berkeley: "Cody's Books, the venerable independent bookstore that has served
generations of UC Berkeley students, has announced that it will close its
flagship store on the south side of campus because of declining sales and
competition from chain stores and the Internet.
The store on Telegraph Avenue will close its doors on July 10 after 43
'We have lost over $1 million attempting to keep the store open,''
said owner Andy Ross. 'As a family business, we cannot continue to afford
these ruinous losses.''"
This is such a shame. This was my childhood bookstore. (Well, that and Dark Carnival, the sci-fi/fantasy/horror bookstore where I got my first-ever job...)