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17 March 2008

I Will Miss High Crimes Mystery Bookshop


A sad weekend for local area mystery book lovers....High Crimes Mystery Bookshop in Boulder CO closed its doors. The very last day of store business was Saturday. I was able to make it in last Wednesday after my root canal. I thought some shopping therapy might help and I was right. I came out loaded to the gills with two bags of used books ($1 per bag), free ARCs and 5 or 6 she had from my wishlist as well as THE DEVIL'S FOOTPRINTS - Amanda Stevens that I had asked Cynthia to order for me. It arrived in time for my visit.
The wonderful thing is Cynthia will still be available via the internet. We can order books through her and she will gladly help us out. I will miss the wandering of the shelves and finding treasures and new to me authors, though. Cynthia will still have her book-a-month subscription available, YAY. I love having that for my gifts for my dad and my sister.
I won't need to go book shopping for a while. I can catch up with Mt Git'r'Read and make a dent, but I don't like the reason. I will miss High Crimes.

7 comments:

Joy said...

What a bummer! Looks like a great shop.

Vickie said...

Joy: Oh it was WONDERFUL! Rather small, but you could spend hours in there looking at all of the shelves,especially the used book section. The visits from the authors will be really missed.

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Lynne said...

I remember hearing you talk about this bookstore. I know you'll miss it.

Mary said...

Vickie, so sorry to hear the shop closed. You know, I think you would be a great book shop owner. Or, at the very least, a great clerk! Something to think about...

Vickie said...

Lynne and Mary: Thanks for the empathy. Believe me, I have plans to own or work at a bookstore when I retire retire. I love being surrounded by them. It would be the first thing I did if we won the lottery, buy a storefront and sell books.

BritGal' Sarah said...

Oh it's always sad when a great independant book shop closes, I am glad to hear you can still order from her online.