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:

Local filmmaking nonprofit Docs In Progress released a short documentary on the store and its owner, Cynthia Parker, in 2011: