Another bookstore succumbs to the disease that seems afflict all bookstores and publishers of late: the Seattle bookstore Wessel & Lieberman has just announced that after more than twenty years of activity, it will close its doors soon. It will still maintain its regular hours in June, and probably July, but the owners Mark Wessel and Michael Lieberman are looking for a buyer for the bulk of their inventory.
Wessel & Lieberman opened in 1992 in the historic Pioneer Square, and has been a staple ever since. Known for its varied and eclectic stock, they sold new, used, and rare books. One could lose track of time easily wondering around this impressive store and browsing through treasures that included first editions and exquisite letterpress books.