Jon Katz, The writer, and blogger (Bedlam Farm Journal) wrote this today in his blog – So Long, David. A Mystery Bookstore Closes Its Doors.
Do you know the lyrics to the late Ray Jessel's "Whatever Happened To Melody?" – Google the lyrics. (That's Ray on the right)
Whereas Ray ponders the past in song, Jon Katz, in his article, writes another perspective: It's about the nice nuances of the physical world being slowly ground down. Here it is the bookstore – the place to escape for an hour or more.
To paraphrase Ray Jessel’s lyrics:
… Whatever happened to Mystery?
… Sweet, old-fashioned Mystery.
… Whodunits and whydoits and romance and rhyme,
… Tomes about two guns, in detective time, …