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July 16, 2009


Jerry House

Sad to hear this. Kate's is a very special place and Kate is a very special person. I wish her the very best for the future.

Olen Steinhauer

I agree that this is a shame. I visited her last summer and felt immediately at home in those walls with those stacks of books her as my guide. I told Hector, my PR minder, "This is the kind of place that makes me want to move back to the States, and pronto." But as she points out, she won't be disappearing from the scene, and I don't doubt that for a second.

Karin Isles, Concord, Vermont

I was so sorry the last time I visited Cambridge (November) to see a dumpster and heavy equipment in Kate's front yard. I've bought countless mysteries there, and passed on many fewer to other readers via Kate's terrific willingness to acquire used books. The store was a wonderful place to hunt for old favorite authors and to find new possibilities - plus a chance for conversation with Kate or with other customers. Hopefully, there will be a successor place to recapture the homey, comfortable atmosphere which Kate created.

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