I've just read that Murder One, the finest crime specialist bookshop in the world, is closing down at the end of January. Based in Charing Cross Road for 20 odd years, this is a real kick in the teeth for anyone who cares about books and bookselling.
I used to work in the Watertone's in Charing Cross Road, and know only too well how greedy the landlords were 8 years ago, forcing the shop I worked in to close it's doors. I suspect that they are still just as greedy, and this has something to do with Maxim's decision to close.
I wish everyone affected by this all the very best for the future.