The Bookstop on Sheperd was officially closed.
Sidenote: I love bookstores. I love the way they smell. I could seriously sit in a bookstore for days and never leave. I even met S at a bookstore (random, I know)!
This book store was in an old movie theatre and it was just fantastic. I'll be honest...they didn't have the largest selection in town, but it was pretty close and they always had the books you wanted to read. If for some reason they didn't have something, they would find it for you. Plus, they had employee reviews of children's books. My favorite was a review of Where the Wild Things Are and the employee wrote "AHHHHHHHHH! MONSTERS!" So, yeah, this wasn't news I took lightly.
Back when the book store was a theatre. Cool, huh?
Anyhow, after this news I start scouring the interwebs for some sort of information. I mean, I was just at this book store a couple of weeks ago and I hadn't heard anything about it even MAYBE closing. (Seriously, I pass this place 8 times a week...shouldn't someone have posted a sign or something???) So I go to our local newspaper's website...NOTHING. Not even a note at the end of the webpage. NOTHING.
So today I go to look again and I found a paragraph-long article about this Houston gem closing. That's it.
But while I was there a headline on the sidebar caught my attention "Feral hogs can impair health" and so I clicked on it, intrigued. I stopped reading once I read the title: "Don't play with filth: As one Tomball resident can attest, the mishandling of feral hogs can severly impair one's health." Thanks, chron.com for that helpful reminder. Last I checked, Houston was the nation's fifth largest city or something...are feral hogs really that big of a problem? And why are people going around touching them?