Women's bookstores a dying breed
In 1997, 175 feminist bookstores dotted the country, but today only about 35 are still in business ...
As bookstores disappear, so do the intellectual community centers they once provided for browsing and attending talks and readings.
"There is a struggle for public space, period," says [Women & Children First owner Linda] Bubon. "It is desperately needed in a democracy."