The Adobe bookshop (3166 16th Street), that beloved, cozy, second-hand shop on 16th Street with a backroom gallery, is facing some hard times. They have an alarming sign up in the window for a sale last week, and we had to inquire within what the story was. Must everything, in fact, go?

Owner Andrew McKinley told SFist, "I seriously am thinking about closing. It may not be for a couple of months. But bookselling is not going so well these days. And when I'm losing money I definitely think about closing."