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GREAT SADNESS

Ruminator books, formerly The Hungry Mind, is closing. [via Sharyn]

But hey - you can still save the iPod!


There are only a few times in my life I've felt truly magical. One of those times was in the early 90's, a beautiful warm snowy St. Paul night in January (let's say), everything cushioned-quiet except the crunch crunch crunch of white snow under my feet. For some reason I absolutely had to go to The Hungry Mind. I think I was just aching to expand my mind, I was open to everything, and on this night The Hungry Mind was the vortex of being open to everything.

There isn't more to the story. The feeling of magic hits me before I even step foot in the door. I'm sure I bought a 'zine or a comic or something - but really, it was the anticipation of expanding consciousness. An intellectual promise, blanketed in the romance of a snowy St. Paul night.

June 29, 2004 at 01:31 PM in Books, Local | Permalink

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Comments

It pains me to know that such a great indie bookstore will be no more. My heart ached when Odegaard's closed at Vict-Grand, I really liked that one. There's something about dusty shelves, myriad of book topics, and the quiet hum of the fluorecents that will be sweetly missed.

Posted by: Rena at Jun 29, 2004 2:56:47 PM

Yep. At least Paul D. still has Speedboat.

Posted by: Chuck Olsen at Jun 29, 2004 5:53:00 PM