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RIP Cody's Books and George Carlin - the funcrunch files

Jun. 22nd, 2008 11:59 pm RIP Cody's Books and George Carlin

Because the two seem related somehow...

I lived next to Cody's on Telegraph and Haste in Berkeley as a grad/law student in '92-93. Dangerous location for someone on a fixed income who loves to read. I was happy when they (much later) opened a branch in SF, but it soon closed. I never even got to visit the downtown Berkeley branch before it shut down this week.

George Carlin figured prominently in my undergrad paper on FCC Regulation of Broadcast Indecency. Censorship was the focus of my undergraduate and graduate research. Just wasn't quite sure how to make a livelihood out of that...

Current Mood: depresseddepressed

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Date:June 23rd, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
Sad about Cody's. The new store, while it lasted, was just a shadow of the former Cody's. It was much smaller and the shelves weren't nearly full. Most books were displayed front cover out, not binding out like in a normal bookstore -- that's how little stock they had.
Date:June 23rd, 2008 09:40 pm (UTC)
(That was me.)