Last year as part of my posts about mystery bookstores I have visited I put up a post about the “M” is for Mystery Bookstore in
. It was a lovely store and I enjoyed my visit there during a trip to San Mateo, California . San Francisco
Unfortunately, “M” is no more. Owner, Ed Kaufman, closed the store in January of this year. While another bookstore, Third Avenue Bookstore, will occupy the space it is sad that “M” is gone.
Ed said that he had been a lawyer for 41 years and then a bookstore owner for 16 years. At 81 it was time for him to stop owning the store.
It was obvious even from meeting Ed for only a couple of times that he loved books and loved authors.
It is ironic that the store is being awarded a Raven Award at The Edgars banquet next month.
I wish I was writing about the opening of a new mystery bookstore.