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Larry Smith, RIP
Larry Smith died today. For those of you who didn't know him, he and his wife Sally Kobee have been selling books at conventions for ages and ages. They didn't have an actual store, they just set up at cons all the time. He was a good dealer, a good book pusher, and I was always tickled that he loved the "Precinct" series and kept bugging me to write more original stuff.

We just saw him at Arisia, but I didn't get a chance to talk to him. My heart goes out to Sally and to everyone (including me) who bought books from him at conventions over the decades. We've lost a good one.

Rest in peace, you crotchety old bastard. We'll miss you.

Current Mood: sad sad
Current Music: "Pavane" by Ian Anderson w/orchestra

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yendi From: yendi Date: January 20th, 2017 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
:-( I hadn't realized he didn't have a brick and mortar store and that cons were his only "storefront." He was a fixture at every con in the area I'd gone to.
martianmooncrab From: martianmooncrab Date: January 21st, 2017 04:36 am (UTC) (Link)
well, crap.... another good bookseller (and human being) gone...

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