Sad news that the Shaman Drum bookstore in Ann Arbor is going to close on June 30. I used to skulk around the store when it was upstairs from the (also now-vanished) Continental Diner, which was next to the original location of Borders. Wish I was going to get back to Ann Arbor before it closes. Good luck to Karl Pohrt with the Great Lakes Literary Arts Center.
And now I’m thinking of all the other places gone from the halcyon A2 of my youth: Schoolkids Records, Drake’s, Mickey Rat’s…the list goes on and on.