One of the most convivial bookstores in the world has fallen prey to developers and will shut this week. I used to go there in my 20s most days, stressed out from work at NBC News. Within minutes I was a man restored, my head in a book, or locked in conversation with one of the polymath assistants.
There’s a protest going on, but it’s too late to save the store.The wrecking ball is ready to fall. Dammit.