Dark Carnival Closing

Jack Rems, owner of Dark Carnival Bookstore in Berkeley CA, has announced the store will be closing due to declining sales. No date has been specified, but Rems told Berkeleyside, “I need to pay bills, so as long as by selling off stock we are generating more than it costs [we will stay open].” He also expressed his gratitude for all his long-term customers and encourages people to partake in the store’s “progressive sale,” where all stock is being offered at a 20% discount.

Dark Carnival has been in business 41 years. Its sister location, The Escapist, will remain open.