As has already been widely reported, Ruminator Books has thrown in the towel after a long struggle.
Ruminator Books, one of most highly regarded independent bookstores in the country and a gathering spot for Minnesota writers and readers, will close by the end of July after 34 years.
"It's expensive and takes a lot of energy and I have no money at all; I put it all in this business," said owner and founder David Unowsky, 62. "I've been living with this a long time. I feel bad."
"But I take a lot of pride in what I've done for 34 years and don't feel like it's been wasted," Unowsky said.
The announcement comes after years of money problems, including the store's lease with neighboring Macalester College. College officials said lease negotiations broke down with Ruminator owing the school about $500,000.