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As Fort Worth book lovers deal with the aftermath of losing not one but two Barnes & Noble stores, the news eastward isn't much better. In a poignant KERA feature today, writer Lauren Silverman tells the story of Imported Books, the ultimate mom and pop purveyor of the written word.
Owner Robert Jones, 91, has run his Oak Cliff business out of his home for more than 40 years, presiding over stacks of foreign-language books, Bibles and dictionaries with great pride. Since the '70s, he's sold to Dallas public schools and neighborhood kids alike. Now, he's closing shop, but you can get a piece of history; everything in the store is 50 percent off.
· The Final Chapter: 91-Year-Old Prepares to Shutter His Home Bookstore [KERA News]