one for the book


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something extraordinary, such as a record-breaking performance or a remarkable accomplishment.

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ONE FOR THE BOOKS provides a fine literary guide from a humorist who recounts reviews, books, and how he became a voracious reader as a means of escaping childhood sadness.
In a mock ceremony that drew both laughter and tears, One for the Books - the last secular, locally-owned bookstore in the Santa Clarita Valley - began its closing-down sale Monday with a tongue-in-cheek funeral sermon.
Brothers and sisters, we are gathered here today on this sad occasion to mourn the passing of our beloved One for the Books,'' intoned Ben Boydston, artistic director of the Canyon Theatre Guild, before a crowd of about 75 people.
The last secular, independent bookstore in the Santa Clarita Valley, One for the Books, will be laid to rest today in a mock funeral complete with a priest and black-clad mourners.
Competition from Barnes & Noble and Crown Books also greatly decreased sales at One for the Books.
Competition from Barnes & Noble and Crown Books also decimated sales at One for the Books.
This is one for the books - unbelievable,'' he says.
As the owner of a small business, One for the Books, she knows the difficulties of competing against the chain stores, such as Barnes and Noble and SuperCrown.