Bill and B Jo Farley moved to Seattle at the end of 1989 with the aim of opening their own specialty Mystery bookshop. In the summer of 1990, they opened the Seattle Mystery Bookshop with the intention that it be a place where readers could meet authors, authors could be exposed to readers, questions could be asked and information given, where the casual reader and the serious collector could all find something of interest. As Bill put it, "For mystery lovers who know what they want and for those who haven't a clue!"
Bill was a serious bookman but was armed with a lively sense of humor and a raucous laugh.
We're so sorry he won't be here for the shop's 25th birthday on July 1st, but we'll be here doing what he loved - being surrounded by mystery books.
And thinking about him.