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A memorial to Sam Hyde on the front counter of his store, Hyde Brothers Books in Fort Wayne, Indiana. There is an old photo of Sam as a younger man, and one with he and his brother, Joel Hyde.


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Sam Hyde Memorial

Sam Hyde, the owner of Hyde Brothers Books, passed away on July 9, 2019. He was 71 years old. His employees put up this little memorial to Sam on the store's front counter.

One of the photographs shows Sam as a young man back in the 1970s. The other shows Sam and his brother, Joel, who was the store's co-founder, in the store in its earlier days.

The sign on the box invites customers to write their happy memories of Sam, who was a friend to many of us in the community. He was one of the kindest, most generous people that I have ever known. When I was a young artist struggling to make enough money to live, Sam often gave me books that he thought I would like. He did the same for others, as well. There aren't many others like him, and he is missed.

His wife is keeping the store open.





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