Letter: Moon News is for sale


By on Mon, February 2, 2009

The latest email newsletter from Moon News has an item explaining the For Sale sign outside the store.

Many of you have no doubt seen our "For Sale" sign outside the store and we share your sense of apprehension and concern for the future of Moon News, independent bookstores, and more generally the independent flavor and texture of Main Streets everywhere (see the quote and link at the bottom of this newsletter). But of course we fully recognize that these concerns pale in the face of larger problems and tasks at hand throughout the world and thus are eager to count our blessings for the hearty and nourishing support that we have had from all of you in our twelve years here. We realize that many of you bend over backwards to do your book buying locally and in particular at Moon News and we have been humbled many a time to recognize the devotion and constancy of your support. Deep bows of gratitude to you all—But of course we are not gone yet!  Please take a moment to read over our sales pitch for the store below and if there is anything you can do to get the information to those that might be interested—we are hoping we can find someone in the next month.

Moon News Bookstore, Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA, where it’s sunny with plenty of fog for a happy reader’s tan. Well-loved, highly regarded, 12-year-old, independent bookstore fully loaded: friendly, lively, readerly staff; wonderful atmosphere; exceptional magazine and newspaper selection; literary bent; author events; book groups; open mic nights; local artwork displayed and sold; musical events; well-established staff picks section; website; email list and newsletters. Original asking price now reduced and taking best offer—includes inventory, fixtures, computer network. All inquiries please call 650-228-8286 or e-mail [email protected]

EDITOR’S NOTE: Moon News is a remarkable bookstore for its size—one of the best in the country in my opinion. Its status has been in limbo for a while, but things are looking more certain. If we lose this store, we’ll lose one of the real gems in our downtown and one of the few stores on Main Street that caters to locals as well as to tourists.