Great Northwest Bookstore Destroyed By Fire

A bookseller mourned the loss of his livelihood and more than 100,000 books as firefighters continued extinguishing a three-alarm fire that engulfed the Great Northwest Bookstore on Sunday.

In a home in the historical Lair Hill neighborhood where the 120-year-old building is located, friends and family of the store's owner, Phil Wikelund, gathered to console the bookseller.

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