Modern Times bookstore says it will close

By Marke B. : 48hills – excerpt

In a message posted to its Facebook page around 9pm on Monday night, Modern Times Collective Bookstore — for 45 years a vibrant center of local community and cultural events with a distinctly progressive, socio-political edge — announced that it will close after October 22.

The reason for the impending closure, the message said, was economic — and, in the Modern Times spirit, in consideration of its workers’ needs: “Though we have persevered out of love and duty and a willingness to continue to fulfill our mission, we are the first to admit the store is not operating at the level we would like and we can no longer serve our customer’s needs as well as those of our workers.”… (more)

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