Tom Nealon reports he's shutting Pazzo Books on Centre Street in late March:
While the rare books side of the business has thrived (and will continue online, at fairs, and by appointment), the rest of the business has continued to be challenging. When it came time to renew my lease, I just couldnâ€™t pull the trigger and after much deliberation, decided that shuttering the shop was the best thing to do. ...
[L]ately it has been harder to source the sort of good stock that used to wander in the door, I had a second kid this year, and e-books have hurt some of the high turnover sections like mysteries. I also wanted to get out before I got weird or bitter â€“ Iâ€™ve seen a lot of people get really angry and depressed about being forced to close their shop, and I wanted to do it while business, overall, was good, and I could do it on my terms.
Pazzo opened in Roslindale in 2003; moved to West Roxbury five years later.