In sadder news, owners Ted Ball and Erik Arthur of Fantasy Centre bookstore in London, possibly the only shop in Europe specialising in science fiction publications of all eras, announced they will be closing the store once their lease expires in June after nearly 40 years of trading. Established in 1971, the specialist SF bookshop does 90% of its trade in used, out-of-print and rare science fiction, fantasy, and horror, covering the entire field, including early and recent magazines, hardcover and paperback editions, reference books, and so on.
A new used bookstore opened in Massachusetts on April 30, 2009, specializing in SF, fantasy, and horror. Seek Books is located at 1747 Centre St., West Roxbury MA 02132. See more information here.