Mysterious Galaxy bookstore will shutter its Redondo Beach location on June 15. The closure will be preceded by a store-wide sale from June 5-15.
It wasn’t so long ago that the Redondo Beach Mysterious Galaxy originally opened – 2011.
Reassuring their San Diego customers, the owners say business at that store has increased:
In fact, we have outgrown our physical location and we are in conversation with a new landlord for a new, larger space in a location … not so very far away. This new space will enable us to have larger events in the store, and accommodate our need for a warehouse to support our many outside events, including Comic-Con International, Men of Mystery, Bouchercon, and author events in support of numerous Southern California libraries and organizations, to name only a few.
The Redondo Beach store closing will be a blow to touring authors. One thing I’m curious about is whether the SFWA Reading slated to happen there in August will move or be cancelled?
[Via David Brin.]
Oh, I’m sorry to hear this. The Redondo Beach Mysterious Galaxy store is the only driving-distance-for-me sf&mystery bookstore I know of, so this may mean that I’ll no longer buy new books in those genres (which are pretty much all I read nowadays), since the independent newbook store in Covina closed. I don’t think I consider that saving $100 or so per month A Good Thing.