Saturday, August 15, 2015

8/15/1994 The Black Orchid Bookshop opens

August 15, 1994.  On this date Bonnie Claeson and Joe Guglielmelli opened the Black Orchid Bookshop at 303 East 81st Street in Manhattan.  The Mystery Writers of America gave the store the Raven Award in 2006 for contributions to the field.  The store closed in September 2007, suffering the fate of many independent bookstores.

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