September 07, 2006
New petition to save the Alabama BookStop

Tory Gattis, in conjunction with Houstonist, brings word of new petition to save the Alabama Bookstop.

The difference vs. the original petition is that instead of focusing on Weingarten, this one directly pressures Barnes & Noble to preserve and expand the existing Bookstop rather than abandoning it - and if they're not willing to do that, we're not willing to patronize their business. If we get anywhere near the 23,000+ signatures the first petition received, that's enough lost customers to really make B&N think twice. Read the details here, and please tell your friends. Time is of the essence: once B&N signs the new River Oaks anchor agreement with Weingarten, they'll have no incentive to preserve and expand the Bookstop.

I'm down with that. I will never again shop at B&N if they ignore the wishes of the community and break out the bulldozers. I've signed and I hope you will, too. Let's let Barnes and Noble know that there's a better way.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 07, 2006 to Elsewhere in Houston | TrackBack

For the record, all three of the names I had in mind are on this list

You should have named them before. That would have rocked. Maybe not enough for you to supplant Bob Stein as the go-to guy for Beso journalists, but maybe so. :)

Posted by: kevin whited on September 7, 2006 8:51 PM