Cook's Library on 3rd to close

Another good bookstore is folding up its tent — and the news drew multiple, audible protests here in the house when I read it out loud. "After 20 years selling cookbooks to epicures in Los Angeles, the Cook's Library bookstore will close April 30," Carolyn Kellogg posts at Jacket Copy. The stretch of 3rd Street between La Cienega and Fairfax is pretty hot right now, but owner Ellen Rose blamed the loss of customers to Amazon. "I am extraordinarily proud of what I've done...I wish I could be open for another 20 years."

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