I feel I would be remiss if I did not mention the passing of Book Soup owner/founder Glenn Goldman this past weekend. Book Soup has been a Sunset Boulevard institution since Glenn opened up in 1975 and his influence in the Southern California bookselling community has been positively monumental. I didn’t really know Glenn personally – I had met him just a handful of times, cocktail parties here and there – but I do know those who knew him well and cared a great deal about him, so his untimely passing at 58 comes as a great shock.
He was a passionate proponent of the written word and for that, we all owe him a sincere debt of gratitude. It is a horrible over-simplification to say he will be sorely missed….
As a wonderful way of remembering Glenn, the folks at Book Soup have set up the Glenn Goldman Booksellers Scholarship Fund. To donate, please visit booksoup.com.