Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Fond and Bittersweet Farewell

  Later today, I’m heading over to Phoenix Books for the goodbye party celebrating their 28 years in business in Noe Valley.  Then tomorrow Kate and I and various employees and helpers will…

Why Did Paula Buy A Bookstore?

"When I was growing up my grandfather owned a small restaurant. It was a wonderful place with a lot of regulars and a warm staff who made everyone feel at…