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News - August 16, 2013

Around town

IT'S FOR REAL, FOLKS ... After several years of threatened closures and liquidation sales, California Avenue's Know Knew Books is leaving Palo Alto next Tuesday for Los Altos. The used-books store, which has been a mainstay on the avenue for 25 years, has struggled since 2007 and hit a low point after the 2008 economic crisis. Co-owners Bill Burruss and Kate Nelson tried everything from poetry readings to art and antiques, and even chinchilla-adoption events at the 415 California Ave. store. But ultimately, the economy, changes to book-purchase habits courtesy of the Internet and Palo Alto's high rent got the best of the venerable store. The new address will be 366 State Street in Los Altos. The store welcomes all to "ring out" its tenure in Palo Alto with a last poetry reading by Sherri Rose-Walker followed by an open-mic session on Aug. 18 from 8 to 10 p.m. The store's last open day in Palo Alto is Monday, Aug. 19.

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