Column: Bookstore’s reopening binds community after tragedy

Just as I was trying to figure out what to say about the death of Dwain Kaiser, the bookstore owner in downtown Pomona who was shot to death July 3, along comes a more positive angle. The store reopened Saturday thanks to his wife, her children and volunteers, and the hope is to keep it open until the books can be sold, which may take months. “He didn’t want his books dumped. He wanted them to go to somebody,” JoAnn Kaiser said. Full story is in Wednesday’s column.

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  • Theodore Melendez

    Got caught up in the nothing to do on 3 p.m. weekday, and started watching the Showtime cable movie “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” Which sparked the obvious what else has he done thought. Or isn’t this movie based on the book of the same name. Forward to 7 months laler to another 3 p.m. weekday and nothing to do. I’m gonna check out that bookstore thats mentioned frequently on the david allen or maybe column. Found one of the few books that Hunter S Thompson wrote about sports,pretty much non existant or a one off or special comissioned piece maybe. Unfortunatley for me it was quite over priced 33 bucks!! . If memory serves it was like only 100 pages long. i should probably go back and see if its there. Sorry for the grammar errors. peace

    • davidallen909

      Books there are/were priced fairly, with plenty of $2 paperbacks etc., as well as ultra-rare collectible books for hundreds of dollars, so if a book was $33, there would have been a reason for it: it’s out of print, it’s a first edition, etc. But maybe you can snag it for $23-ish (mentally calculating the discount).