"Thou shalt not extinguish thine anger, but shall master it,
that thy conscience may not be blunted by adjustment
to wrong causes." -The Dutch Ten Commandments to Foil the Nazis
LINK: The Elegant Variation broke the news last week: Shaman Drum would be closing. My feelings about it match Brian's: I know we're supposed to root for the local, independent bookstore to win out, but it was actively hostile to a large portion of its clientele and made its profits only by charging 50% or more of the list price of the books it sold. Good riddance.