Four years ago, Books On Tape World closed its doors for the last time. Since then, the location has been used to warehouse old washing machines, it’s been a Hot Sauce shop, housed a card table holding a single snake in an old aquarium with a cardboard sign in the window that read “Solutions” and, most recently, been home to a coupon-clipping operation that was busted by the Authors’ Guild as a front for a longhand book-copying scheme with rumored connections to Google’s digital library project.

I keep track of these things in a little notebook. It has a sailboat sticker on the cover.


Chris Weagel

Chris Weagel writes about the intersection of technology and parenting for Wired Magazine. No he doesn't. He can't stand that shit.

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