Long-standing and fiercely independent bookstore Book Passage, in Corte Madera, CA, is facing the ultimate enemy...the potential opening of a huge Barnes & Noble only a block from where they are located.
Bill Petrocelli, co-owner of Book Passage, said he doesn't know whether the Barnes & Noble move is actually happening. But if true, he said, "It's distressing because Barnes & Noble has a history nationwide of targeting independent stores and putting them out of business. I have no illusions about what they are trying to do here."
News story here, and an 'emergency website', created by concerned locals here .