Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Olsson's bookstores shut their doors.

Olsson's, one of the oldest independent bookstore chains in the Washington, DC, area, has shut its doors, citing low revenue and increasing debt. Earlier in the year, Olsson's had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

It's a sad day in Washington, for browsers could always find books and music in Olsson's that they could not find anywhere else. It was particularly strong in books published by university presses, and its Bethesda location often hosted mystery writers.

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