The Case of The Belly-Up Bookstore

Bob Cox sent along This Funny Washington Post story on the closing of DC\’s MysteryBooks.

\”I hiked up beyond Dupont Circle to the scene of the crime at 1715 Connecticut Ave NW. Not a pretty site. The funereal black awning seemed appropriate. \”Going Out of Business\” and price-reduction signs were plastered on the windows like bandages on a sucking chest wound. Inside, half-empty shelves stood like broken dreams and the wallpaper cried paisley tears. A jake behind the counter told me the owner was upstairs.\”