Thanks to Kevin Roderick of LA OBSERVED (a Los Angeles media website) for including this link to an article on the upcoming demise of Long Beach's Acres of Books in a recent column of his: http://www.presstelegram.com/search/ci_10009704
In Los Feliz, the thriving business of Skylight Books (formerly Chatterton's for those of a certain age) is expanding its space into the building next door.
I was in the store yesterday and noticed a paucity of certain kinds of poetry. To use a baseball analogy, the store carries some major leaguers, but gives little space to the farm teams (some may become the "major" poets of future years).
Here's a letter I wrote to Kerry Slattery, the manager: