Approximately a month ago, I noticed on USGS Website that the USGS Map Store in Anchorage was going to be closed. The message and since been removed from the website.
The USGS Map Store (Glenn Olds Hall, APU) is run by Alaska Geographic and is the only place in Anchorage (perhaps all of Alaska) where you can actually put your hand on and purchase topographic maps (quads) for the entire state of Alaska. I think it is an important resource for a state where so many people are involved in outdoor activities and that has so much remote country. Alaska Geographic has a board of directors and the executive director is Barbara Bell. If you feel that the Map Store should remain open, you might want to direct your opinions toward them at www.alaskageographic.org.