The Boston Globe’s David Mehegan wrote a piece…

The Boston Globe’s David Mehegan wrote a piece on the year-end closing of Avenue Victor Hugo bookshop. Maybe he got Vince McCaffrey’s 4 page press release—which like so many things dedicated booksellers do, flew in the face of conventional wisdom (keep it short). Anyway, Mehegan was properly reverential and sympathetic. But in the end I come away wondering how Ave Victor Hugo managed to make it through the ‘90s on what has become a high end strip mall, Newbury Street. I also wonder why no one has, in Boston, done what booksellers like Powell’s and others have done. That is, to shelve new and old books together (Vince says he did that, and he did but that certainly wasn’t the perception the public had of his store). So it goes. Poteet, poteet…

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