I'm always glad to hear from folks that worked at Leary's and other area booksellers.
Maybe you even have pictures of the: offices; people; shops; etc.
I'd love to see them.
Many people cannot resist any store that says OLD BOOKS. Books represent the encased thoughts and imagination of a thousand generations of people like us. Bookstores were the place where their feelings, thoughts, observations, learning, knowledge, and wisdom mingled with our own... and were taken home to be savored at leisure. I miss the kinds of conversations that used to take place in book stores. I want to have similar conversations again.