One of our favorite independent bookstores Wordsmiths Books in Atlanta has closed its doors - read more here - and we are really sad to learn this. The staff at Wordsmiths were great lovers of writers and independent everything. They were always excited to host readings and had an endless series of fine authors pass through their store. They also invited TBWCYL, Inc. spokersperson Ben Tanzer to read at the store several times and for that we are eternally grateful. It can be hard to quantify the cost to a community when a space like this closes, but we know it is a loss and we know Wordsmiths will be missed.