Melvin Gordon, the founder of Gordon’s Booksellers who presided over stores from Towson to Chevy Chase, died Sept. 7 from complications from dementia at Atrium Village in Owings Mills. He was 92.
“Mel was a Baltimore icon in the independent Baltimore book business,” said Steven S. Baum, president of Greetings & Readings at Hunt Valley Towne Centre. “He was a dedicated bookseller…. His death is a real loss to the book selling industry.”
“I bought all of my books from Mel when I was a young, and now I’m 64. Gordon’s Booksellers was all around the city when I was a child,” said Mr. Baum, a Pikesville resident.
Born in Milwaukee, Melvin Gordon was the son of Harold...