A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, April 13, 2015
4/13/1979 The Mysterious Bookstore opens
April 13, 1979. On this date Otto Penzler, collector of mysteries, opened the Mysterious Bookstore in New York City. Remarkably, it's still open where many independent booksellers have closed. For many years that building also housed The Armchair Detective and Mysterious Press, the first publishing house dedicated entirely to crime fiction. Penzler has changed the field in a dozen ways, and is still editing several books a year.