We celebrated our ten years in Malibu with Garrison Keillor and Tom
Robbins events at our store one month before we closed. It was a
beautiful way to end a decade as Malibu's booksellers. Out-of-sight real
estate costs and local frustration over increasingly inappropriate
high-end retail leasing conspired to make maintaining a bookstore in
Malibu impossible. It was a sad, poignant, and telling conclusion to a
much-loved but overwhelmed community bookstore.