The Brand Bookshop in Glendale, CA will be closing its doors in August after 29 years in business.
(This is a different store than Mystery & Imagination, though on the same block).
Specializing in used books, Brand Bookshop opened in 1985. Jerome Joseph told the Glendale News-Press the store was the idea of his business partner, Larry Mullen, a science fiction enthusiast.
Business has been tailing off since 2003, with bookstores forced to compete against the internet, further handicapped by a sagging economy.
The store will be selling all books for 50% off from July 1 until the store closes.