Stacey's Bookstore in SF closing
Blog Post by Blair Kilpatrick - Jan.07.2009 - 8:08 am
The lead story in this morning's Bay Area section of the Chronicle trumpeted the bad news: www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/01/06/BAFN154UV2.DTL&tsp=1 "Landmark Stacey's Closing Its Books." The loss of another independent bookstore is so painful. This one hits home for a personal reason, too. My first book, Accordion Dreams, comes out this month. I am excited and anxious as I get set for a series of bookstore readings for the first month following publication. My little tour starts in just over 2 weeks, at Booksmith in San Francisco. The final date I'd scheduled was going to be at Stacey's. February 24, Mardi Gras. Music and a little food, along with the reading. I was really looking forward to that one. Now, who knows? I'd only recently discovered Stacey's, too. Mostly, I hang out in the East Bay bookstores. But I attended a wonderful (and packed!) reading by Sarah Vowell there recently. I've been back a few times since. The Chronicle article quoted one customer who hoped perhaps the community would save Stacey's, as they did with Kepler's in Menlo Park. I hope so.
A lyrical, deeply felt, and beautifully rendered memoir of a mid-life love affair with Cajun music that ultimately transforms a psychologist’s life, while enriching those of its readers. ”
—Doreen Orion, psychiatrist and author of "Queen of the Road"
I am the author of a music memoir ("Accordion Dreams: A Journey into Cajun and Creole Music, University Press of Mississippi, January 2009) and the accordionist/vocalist in Cajun-Creole band Sauce Piquante. I live with my fiddler-husband Steve in the San...
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