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(Dr. Books) The Five Points Bookshop, 718 Santee Avenue: February 2012   6 comments

Posted at 1:37 am in Uncategorized

How much is that doggie in the window?

I only recall going into The Five Points Bookshop a couple of times, probably in the 90s. In truth, that says more about me and the times than the shop which I recall as being perfectly OK. It's just that since a) I got a decent job and b) I can shop online, I spend a lot less time in used bookstores. It used to be the case that I would spend hours going through every SF book in The Paperback Exchange, George's Book Exchange or The Book Dispensary. Even only family trips, I had used bookstores along the way or in relative's towns I liked to pore through. Those were the days when you never know what you would find as opposed to now when you can probably find an $0.05 used copy on Amazon.

I see that today (Saturday 3 March 2012) they are having a garage sale for the rest of the fixtures, so if you are in the area and need some shelving (or maybe a stuffed dog) now would be the time to go.

Written by ted on March 3rd, 2012

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  1. This location was the employee back door entrance to Jackson Camera (Harden Street) in the 60s and 70s. The right half of the building was stocked with inventory for Technicraft, which was a separate division of the company that provided media and equipment for school libraries throughout the state. Technicraft moved into it's own building on Greenlawn Drive around 1974, and I believe the film processing operations for the chain of stores was moved here from the Main Street location, as well.
    The left hand side of the Santee Avenue store was administrative offices for the business.

    Terry

    3 Mar 12 at 4:02 am

  2. Here's a shot of Jackson on Harden. I have it was 625 Harden, which is now apparently "Pupcakes". I didn't know it went all the way back as far as the book store though.

    ted

    3 Mar 12 at 1:16 pm

  3. I do not know what "Pupcakes" are, but it sounds like a 180 degree swing from leading edge photographic equipment. You have to hand it to the Five points area...ever evolving.

    Terry

    3 Mar 12 at 5:54 pm

  4. Pupcakes is a place that sells doggie treats I believe

    Andrew

    3 Mar 12 at 8:33 pm

  5. Very sad to see the Five Points Bookshop close. It was a wonderful book store with very friendly, knowledgeable owners. This is a real shame.

    BC

    14 Mar 12 at 11:04 pm

  6. I was impressed by the number of books they obtained through estate sales. Many first printings going back a century or more.

    Terry

    15 Mar 12 at 2:11 am

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