Monday, March 09, 2009

Fire at Philly's Frankford Arsenal

Just getting word of a fire this morning at the Frankford Arsenal in Philadelphia, which houses the Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company. Fire companies were alerted at 2:30 this morning, and the extent of the damage is unknown.

The folks there are good friends to the book world, and their offerings are always marvelous. I can only say that I hope this isn't as serious as it sounds, and I hope all of them are safe.

[Update: Things were pretty bad. Cynthy Buffington, one of the owners, reported to Ex-Libris last night that some books were lost, along with some structure and their two beloved cats, Sessa and Thalia. Thankfully none of the staff were injured.]

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