Customers walking into A Collector's Book Shop on Delmar Boulevard pass right by the out-of-business sign. They see owner Sheldon Margulis sitting at the entryway, as he has for more than a decade, watching over the store with an expression somewhere between that of a gargoyle and a cherub. One man begins to walk toward the shelves, and Margulis tells him, "We're out of business." The man stands incredulous. "I wish you good luck, and thank you for buying books in here." The man's still not fully grasping what Margulis is telling him. "Everything is sold." The man finally shakes Margulis' hand, turns around and walks back... More >>>
By Jennifer Silverberg
Sheldon Margulis is known for kidding about a lot of things, but not the sale of his used-book shop.