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Monday, January 5, 2009
Posted in: Rest In Peace Murder One

According to The Bookseller, London’s Murder One bookstore is to close down at the end of the month. Apparently its demise can be credited to the downturn in the economy.

Murder One, the specialist crime bookshop on Charing Cross Road in London, is to close at the end of January after nearly 21 years. Co-owner Maxim Jakubowski said the shop would be going into voluntary liquidation, and that all bills to publishers would be paid.

“Over the last few years our sales have deterioriated,” he said. “I was planning to retire this year, but this is earlier than expected. For the benefit of staff, publishers and suppliers, I would rather close the shop now and go out voluntarily with my head held high and no debts.”

Seven staff at the bookshop will lose their jobs.

F*ck, buggery bollocks.

It’s been one of my must-visit stores, since my fave local indy bookstore closed. London will be even more depressing than it is already, without this shining beacon. I thinik it was also the first store in the country to stock Elloras Cave books.

Crap and buggery bollocks. I hate this freaking credit crunch.

Via Lee Goldberg.