Well, I heard some rather depressing news last night. Thackeray’s Books, a Toledo institution, is closing after 22 years of serving Toledo’s readers. Toledo only really has one “mega” bookstore, with Barnes and Noble being right around the corner from Thackeray’s, but Thackeray’s owners cite competition from just those types of stores as the reason for closing their doors in May. During the next few months, Borders will be opening up as will Books-a-Million in the Toledo area.

Thackeray’s was always more fun to go to than B&N. I’m not sure why…they just were. They had a great magazine selection, but I almost always found the book I wanted at B&N instead. *shrug* Now a prime location in Toledo’s Westgate Village Shopping Center will be available…

On another note, check out Chiara Civello if you like jazz… VERY Nice!!