I just found out one of my favorite Seattle independents Bailey/Coy Books is closing. This isn’t a total shock, as that stretch of Broadway has undergone a lot of economic changes in the past five years. But still depressing. Bailey/Coy was my go-to spot when I lived in Capitol Hill, and I even made a pilgrimage upon my recent visit to the Northwest. Now I know why that Fiction & Literature section was so slim.
For my Seattle friends, I’d recommend one last trip to stock up. And if anyone has a story of their local independent’s swan song, I’d love to hear about it.