Friends of Adobe Bookshop Throw Farewell Concert

Swan, who has fed pigeons in the area for 20 years, sits in front of what was Adobe Bookshop when this was taken in June, 2012.

Swan, who has fed pigeons in the area for 20 years, sits in front of what was Adobe Bookshop when this was taken in June, 2012.

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“Shock, anger and depression” have been the reactions of many customers at the closing of Adobe Bookshop, says owner Andrew McKinley.

These emotions are prompting devoted customers to declare their love of the shop in the form of a concert beginning at 8 o’clock tonight. The bands, whose members frequent the store, include Conspiracy of Beards, TITS, Pale Horse and Thron Brocky.

The Adobe Bookshop Collective, which hopes to become a member-collective bookstore, art gallery and event space, will also be explaining its cause and looking for support.

Adobe Bookshop has been a neighborhood institution for 24 years, says Aaron Novak, who organized tonight’s event and flew out from the East Coast specifically for it. ”We’re doing this for the community, the people that come here every day.”

Due to rising rent and fewer customers, the store is expected to close August 31.

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