ABC Book & Comic Emporium almost ready to pack it in

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      Located at the busy intersection of Broadway and Granville, the mood is solemn at ABC Book & Comic Emporium.

      The institution, which as Vancouver’s oldest used bookstore has been in operation for 65 years, was originally slated to close on November 30. However, a stay of execution meant the store was able to stay open until December 31. Now, a sign on the door indicates that the business might still be going until January 15.

      Still filled with a bewildering array of comics, fiction, magazines, nonfiction, DVDs, and VHS tapes (despite months of steeply discounted prices and increased sales), ABC Book & Comic Emporium will always have a place in the hearts of local book lovers. And with the vast majority of the merchandise set at 70% off regular price, there’s plenty of reason to find new treasures and rediscover some old favourites.

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      Jan 3, 2013 at 4:36pm

      Man, I've grown with that bookstore...I'm glad to hear that they are still going to be open till January 17, they are my favorite bookstore, I remember them when they use to be on the corner of Davie and Granville. As usual, its always sad to see a bookstore go, especially one that's been around for such a longtime and has grown with the downtown community. I'll miss their three cats and their crazy selections of books...I'm totally sad to hear that they are going to close.