A Longtime NC Bookstore, Bristol Books, Closing

Here’s the Wilmington, NC store website , and here’s a goodbye from one of their booksellers, and one from the owner, Joann Bristol.

If Jack Kerouac had set out to find a real bookstore in the suburbs, he would still be on the road, Phileas Fogg would still be in the air, the Ancient Mariner wouldn’t have had time to tell anyone his story.” —Columnist Michael Winerip on bookstore chains, New York Times, October 28, 1986