Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Subterranean Books Lives!

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 2:14 PM

Subterranean's owner Kelly von Plonski - JENNIFER SILVERBERG
  • Jennifer Silverberg
  • Subterranean's owner Kelly von Plonski

If you've been following our coverage of Subterranean Books, you may recall that owner Kelly von Plonski was planning to decide in June whether her store would remain open.

And the answer is yes!

"Sales have really improved since January," von Plonksi told Daily RFT.

There will, however, be some changes.

"We're still looking to move," von Plonski says. "I'm vacillating about whether I can afford the high rent [at the store's current location in the Delmar Loop]. Right now I'm looking at Maplewood and South Grand."

In other book "news," Amazon recently ranked St. Louis as seventeenth on its list of "best-read cities." That doesn't mean a larger-than-average number of St. Louisans have gotten through Harold Bloom's list of Great Books or even a combination of Esquire's 75 Books Every Man Should Read and the offerings from Oprah's Book Club (RIP).

Nope. What it means is that St. Louis is the seventeenth most-proficient city in America when it comes to ordering books off Amazon.

Next order of business now that Subterranean is sticking around: Let's get off that damned Amazon list altogether.

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