From: Terrill Lankford (
Date: 22 Apr 2002 wrote:

> In a message dated 4/21/02 4:48:01 PM, writes:
> << I've been trying to close the place since
> October, but, as Al Pacino said, every time I try to get out, they pull me
> back
> in! >>
> I know you haven't had the store that long, Terrill. is the small,
> independent bookstore business that difficult, or are your interests leading
> you elsewhere?


Thought I could write and run a bookstore at the same time. Funny stuff. It's hard enough to do either of those jobs, let alone both at the same time. Also, I've had the store almost two years now and my two sons do not want to spend this summer in a bookstore.

> also recently found out that Terry Baker, who ran The Mystery Annex in
> Venice, retired in December. I attended dozens of signings there over the
> years. I'm kinda bummed.
> John Lau

Terry's a good friend. She'll be at Jeff Parker's signing tonight if you plan on dropping in. I hope it's not telling tales out of school, but Terry's been working on a crime fiction novel of her own and I'm betting it's going to be pretty good.


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