Last week, the parent company of Joseph-Beth Booksellers and Davis-Kidd Booksellers filed for bankruptcy, closing the Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cleveland, Charlotte, and Pittsburgh. In addition, the company will close Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Nashville, Tennessee (at the Green Hills mall).
Novelist J.T. Ellison had this quote: “Davis Kidd is so much more than a bookstore to me, it’s a part of my Nashville mythology. In 1994, when my husband brought me home to Nashville to meet his parents for the first time, he took me to David Kidd. I was utterly charmed by the store – the sweeping staircase, the amazing smiles of the folks who worked there, all those books … My heart broke last night when I attended the very last author event.”