Now where is everyone gonna stand around and not buy anything?
As we told you last summer, the Georgetown location of Barnes & Noble was expected to shut down by the end of the year, but it turns out the end came with a whimper, not a bang.
The spot quietly closed down on Dec. 31, WTOP reported.
"A place to sit and read and take your time is going to be missing in Georgetown -- which is a real pity," Malcolm Kelly told WTOP.
DCist tallies up bookstore deaths in the area thusly (another adverb we could use is "depressingly"):
- both Borders locations in 2010
- Lambda Rising in 2009
- Trover Books in 2009
- five locations of Olsson's Bookstore in 2008
We know, we know. Kindles are just... so... shiny!
Nonetheless, if you're a fan of Politics & Prose or Bridge Street Books, please, please go there sometime soon, and buy something. Anything.