Daedalus was full of avid book-buyers to the end. Sure, they were drawn partly by its unprecedented closing-weekend half-price sale -- but even that stock-clearing ploy played as a thank-you to loyal customers. They all said variations of "we'll miss you" when the staff rang them up at the cash registers. ("It's good to feel the love," said one cashier.) As the shelves thinned, new titles popped out at me, bringing home the joys of browsing that you can't get from the Internet. My last purchase was Spalding Gray's "Life Interrupted: The Unfinished Monologue." It reminded me of how much I enjoyed Steven Soderbergh's Spalding Gray film, "And Everything is Going Fine," when it played at Maryland Film Festival 2010. My wife bought a storybook for one of our nieces; when she noticed a nick on the front cover, the cashier waited patiently for her to find a pristine copy. So Daedalus really closed at roughly 8:04, not 8, last night.