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Independent bookstore Dutton's already closed its Beverly Hills outpost and is now shutting down its Brentwood shop April 30. From the Dutton's site: "Hard on the heels of the closure of the Dutton’s Beverly Hills location came word that the Brentwood property had changed ownership, and the new owner, Charles T. Munger, announced plans to redevelop the property." It sadly continues, "It is no secret that the store today is a shadow of its former self. Given our situation as it now stands, the pride we feel in our past achievements, and the vagaries of the current book market, shuttering our doors seems the only realistic solution." They might have a month left, but the shop is throwing a farewell party Sunday, March 30 at 5pm, where "There will be speakers, T-shirts for sale and maybe an auction of memorabilia," per the LA Weekly. The paper also has significant ode to Dutton's in the paper this week, in which writers like Janet Fitch and Aimee Bender get nostalgic about the indie bookshop.
· Goodbye, Dutton's [LA Weekly]