ACWLP in San Francisco will be closing as soon as the store can liquidate its inventory. The store’s owner, Neal Sofman, has posted the following message on the store’s website:
Dear Esteemed Customers and Friends,
We deeply regret to announce that we will be closing A Clean Well-Lighted Place for Books as soon as we can liquidate our inventory.
Beginning Friday, June 16th we will be selling our stock at 20% off regular price.
Our hours will change to 11am until 7 pm beginning Monday, June 19 th .
We thank you all for the wonderful support you have provided A Clean Well-Lighted Place. It has been our great pleasure to work with you and be part of the same community over the years.
Many will ask why this is happening. The reasons are many and complex. The simple answer is that the book buying market has moved on, either geographically or culturally.
Thank you for your many years of support. We had a great run. We will miss you.