Silver Spring Books, located at 938 Bonifant Street, closed July 30. (David Lay/Source of the Spring)
Silver Spring Books, among the last of bookstores in Downtown Silver Spring after Borders closed in 2011, has closed. Their final day of business was yesterday.
We first learned of its impending closing in Silver Spring Inc.’s The Dirt e-Newsletter.
Customers took to Twitter to lament the closing of the independent bookseller:
— Christy Batta (@heeeybattabatta) July 30, 2017
SILVER SPRING BOOKS closing after 25+ years in downtown Silver Spring, MD. 60% off everything! Pay them a visit at 938 Bonifant St.
— Black Art Project (@BlackArtProject) May 11, 2017
Local filmmaking nonprofit Docs In Progress released a short documentary on the store and its owner, Cynthia Parker, in 2011: