R.I.P. Bookstore Tourism?

Travel Blog  •  Michael Yessis  •  03.06.08 | 12:29 PM ET

Larry Portzline has shut down Bookstore Tourism indefinitely. “Unfortunately, despite a great deal of excitement and interest from supporters, the necessary funding was scarce,” he writes on his blog. “So, after five years of working on Bookstore Tourism without making a penny (and, in fact, virtually driving myself into bankruptcy), I had to make a very tough decision and pull the plug on the entire project.” He adds: “It may be permanent. I’m simply not sure.”

Sad news. Larry plans to devote this year to writing, with hopes that everyone who supported his idea in the past will continue to take “bookstore road trips” and help keep Bookstore Tourism alive. We do, too.

2 Comments for R.I.P. Bookstore Tourism?

Ayun Halliday 03.06.08 | 5:04 PM ET

That ain’t right. Bookstore Tourism was ... and is… such a great idea! All my extra resources are going to the poor buggered-by-their-own-Chancellor NYC Public Schools this season, so I can’t put my money where my mouth is when i say, Keep hitting the bookstores, Larry, because we love what you do!

Sophie 03.07.08 | 8:18 PM ET

Oddly, I had my first Auntie Anne’s pretzel just the other day at a mall. It was delish. I had no idea I was on-trend.

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