Movers from the Dussault Moving Company were hard at work Wednesday morning packing up the vast inventory of used and rare books at Old Erie Street Bookstore on E. 9th Street in Downtown Cleveland.
"Out of business," reported one, who speculated that the space had likely been purchased by a bar or restaurant.
Another thought that an existing downtown business might be expanding into the space. He said that there were considerably more books housed at the bookstore — including in the basement and in various nooks and crannies — than anyone could imagine. He said the books were being taken to a warehouse and said he supposed the books would now be sold online.