Small book stores are hard to make a living from now; Emslie talks about Amazon and The Book Depository and all those fast, cheap online stores. Everything is either half price or 20 per cent off until he shuts in May. A guy called Paul Elliott founded the shop in The bookshelves hold Kerouac and Kesey and Burroughs and Bukowski as they always have. The motto on the awning says "Totally Weird Shit! In the front window had bricks thrown through it twice by people who didn't like the huge sadomasochistic Japanese manga cartoon on the glass. He opened it as a record store called Dizzy Spinners then split the business in two and opened a dedicated record store further up Brunswick Street. Perverts, throwbacks and degenerate gamblers - a cult bookshop no more. The big neon face of Bob Dobbs from the Church of the SubGenius towers over customers from the back wall, but only until May.