Seattle Mystery Bookshop closed at the end of September 2017, but it lives on in the hearts and memories of many fans. On April 1, former customers were delighted to find an update to the store’s blog– a fresh edition of the Newzine. (Really– it’s not an April Fool’s joke.)
We are all still reading, though not as much or the same types of books, and have a desire to write about what we are, or have, read.
There may be other things we’d like to share and a new post will give us a venue.
And we thought maybe you’d like to know what we’ve been doing since the shop closed, so we can use the first one to catch up.
What will be different is that it will be monthly – 1st of the month – unless Big Things call for additional posts. Obviously there won’t be news of signings or signed books, or the On This Day section, but if there’s some notable anniversary we might list it. Really, who knows where this will go!
But we should be clear ~ The Seattle Mystery Bookshop no longer exists as a retail institution. We’re not going to be selling books, we’re not taking in used books, we’re not going to be issuing a quarterly newsletter, and replying to e-mails will be limited.
We are making this up as we go, creating on the fly, howling at the moon, and improvising as a trio. Let’s see where it goes!
— post from [former]Seattle Mystery Bookshop blog
Catch up with Amber, Fran, and J.B. by reading the first post-bookstore post here. It’s nice to know that the team is doing well, reading tons, and keeping in touch.