After 23 Years, Inner Richmond's 'Thidwick Books' Set To Close

As reported in the Richmond District Blog today, Lea Dimond, owner of Thidwick Books, (1136 Clement St.) has decided to wind down her business this winter after 23 years.

The independent bookstore, which specializes in used books, cards, and unique gift items, has been tucked away on Clement Street near the Internet Archive and Park Presidio Blvd. for more than five years.

Photo: Cori D./Yelp

Previously located at 11 Clement St., the shop's earlier iteration was forced into closure after it received an ADA compliance complaint in 2010.

When reached for comment, Dimond confirmed the closure, but declined to comment on the shutdown or her plans for the future.

According to today's report, all merchandise will be discounted 40 percent through the end of the year. Any stock that's not liquidated will be donated to local charities.

Along with the demise of the Great Overland Book Company and Aardvark this year, the loss of Thidwick hits the the city's independent book scene hard, even as stores like Green Apple expand successfully and another, Borderlands Books, successfully raised nearly $2 million to buy a building.

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