02 May 2010
a sad day for the history of books.
today was a sad day for the history of books. the great northwest bookstore of portland, oregon, housed in a one-hundred-fifty year old church burned to the ground. thousands of books were lost, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. the fire, caused by an electrical short-circuit, was contained to store and did not spread to the neighboring houses. no one was injured except, of course, the books.