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When Marc Jacobs takes over the space at 400 Bleecker Street that now houses Biography Bookshop, he's going to be paying eight times the current rent. It's hard for a bookstore to survive in that kind of environment, but Biography isn't done yet. Sometime this week, reports Vanishing New York, the owners will open a new store, Bookbook, at 266 Bleecker between Jones and Cornelia. Biography itself won't close down until January, so the two stores will operate simultaneously until then. As things go, this is a pretty happy ending—at least until Marc comes for that part of Bleecker, too.
· Marc Jacobs Adds Sixth Shop to His West Village Set [Racked]
· Biography Bookshop [VNY]