November 19, 2004

Wordsworth is gone

Before I went to California I spent many years living and working in the Harvard Square area. One of the things I like best about the place is all the bookstores. And my favorite always was Wordsworth in Brattle Square.

No visit back from the West was complete without a pilgrimage to this great bookstore. Earlier this summer I read that they were in financial trouble, but hoping to survive.

About a month ago I visited the store and was saddened to see how bare the shelves were. Apparently because they couldn't afford as much stock as in their heyday.

Last night I walked around the corner on Brattle Street to see that Wordsworth had closed. Oct 30 was its last day. All the books, and shelves were gone. Very sad.

Posted by jackhodgson at November 19, 2004 09:10 PM