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Old 02-27-2017   #21
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Re: Bookstores Carrying Weird Fiction?

"This also reminded me that the http://www.mysteriousbookshop.com/ still exists. They published two collections of Robert Bloch's crime fiction."

Thanks, Waffles! I'm often in NYC but had never heard of it, now must visit!
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Re: Bookstores Carrying Weird Fiction?

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Waterstones in the UK is the biggest (the only?) chain store left. . . .
Slate posted an interesting article on why Barnes & Noble (and many other chains are failing, and why Waterstone's is thriving.

The Waterson's brass decided to permit individual store managers buy and stock their shelves to best serve their customers. Not the one size fits all approach.

Barnes Noble is dying. Waterstones in the U.K. is thriving.
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Has anyone ever been to Dark Delicacies in Burbank? The owner is a horror writer called Del Howison. I'd like to know what their selection is like because the online shop selection is very small, possibly only books they published. They had an anthology series named after the store.
My last visit was around 2015, although I'm planning to visit again. I'm not the best judge of the scope of their stock because I now pretty much ignore genre fiction, but I didn't see any modern Weird Fiction I recognized (no Ligotti, Barron, Mieville etc.) and the staff on hand didn't know about Ligotti. They did, however, carry a lot of "mainstream" horror and dark fantasy from major publishers and some graphic novels in the same genres, both new and out of print. I picked up some Tanith Lee books and a coffee table book about Krampus. So far as size, it's a small store - I'd estimate they had about 4-5000 books - there was one row of floor shelves and two walls with books, including a recessed enclave. They also carried a lot of horror kitsch and movie memorabilia, dvds/vhs, and ,strangely, a stock of herbs and powders although I don't recall any occult books.
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