Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Help Save a Great Independent Bookstore

From the editor's desk:

Mystery and Imagination Bookshop needs our help.

You'll recall Mystery and Imagination as the Glendale, CA bookshop where Josh Alan appeared not long ago, performing a special birthday set for the great Twilight Zone writer George Clayton Johnson. In addition to its first-class selection of new and used books, the shop has long served as a unique hub for both writers and book lovers, offering frequent signings, readings and fiction workshops that connect brilliant talents with their readers and fans. In addition to Josh Alan and George, Mystery and Imagination has  hosted Ray Bradbury, William F. Nolan, Earl Hamner, Jr., Ray Harryhausen and many others.

Josh Alan performs in Mystery and Imagination's intimate upper alcove.

It's where Frank Black (aka Black Francis of The Pixies) got his signed copy of Black Cracker...

...and it's where you can still get yours.

Today, the shop is in crisis, with less than a week to raise the money they need to keep the lights on. Your purchases can help save the store, and the shop is asking for your help.

We've lost far too many great independent bookstores in recent years. Whether in person or online, please support Mystery and Imagination.

Mystery and Imagination Bookshop 
238 North Brand Boulevard 
Glendale, CA 91203 
(818) 545-0206

From the bookshop's staircase wall, home to graffiti from visiting luminaries.

photos copyright © 2010, 2013 Wyatt Doyle