Another gay bookstore is closing:
The Castro's A Different Light Bookstore, one of the few remaining LGBT bookstores in the United States, is apparently closing. This comes on the heels of the closure of the Mission's Modern Times, another independent progressive bookstore.
"Everything must go" signs were spotted in the store Saturday. Dismantled shelving sat in a pile in the back of the store. Neighborhood chatter is that doors will close for good this spring.
I guess this cruel world doesn't have much space anymore for a business model that combines reading, dead trees, queer separatism, and independence from corporate power.