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The Times looks at the illustrious history of the St. Mark's Bookshop, which might close if it can't get a break on the rent. Interesting detail: "The last time they were in financial peril, in 1989, a Wall Street Journal article about the store caught the attention of the publisher Robert Rodale, who happened to be a Susan Sontag fan. He lent them $250,000 and persuaded publishers to forgive their debts." [NYT; Previously]