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Fargo's 'bookseller emeritus' dies

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FARGO - To his customers, Duane Johnson's used book store at 506 Broadway was a treasure trove of books and magazines, and its proprietor, with his long white beard and electric gaze, a sage gatekeeper.

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The problem was finding those gems amid the precariously packed stacks of paperback-packed beer flats and wine boxes.

He sold the store eight years ago, but memories of that voluminous maze remain for those who remember the late bookseller.

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