Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Help save The Book House in St. Louis, MO


I’m a St. Louis boy, deep down, born & raised, so this hits me in the old solar plexus.

On May 1st we were given a lease termination notice and have LESS THAN 60 DAYS  to move out because a developer has purchased the property which we have leased for over 30 years! They plan to demolish the historic building (built in 1863) to make room for an E-Z storage facility. We have tried everything in our power to save the building by trying to purchase and remodel/restore the house and the surrounding property ourselves. But we have been unsuccessful in obtaining necessary funding and now the eleventh hour is upon us. At this point even if the City of Rock Hill stops the development or moves the existing structure, the bookstore IS BEING EVICTED.

If you can drop them a few bucks, or spread the word, please do.

Via Boing Boing.

UPDATE: I just donated $50 to the cause, which earns me an autographed photo of “Blake” the store cat!

5 comments on “Help save The Book House in St. Louis, MO

  1. 1writeplace
    June 21, 2013

    well, crap.

  2. 1WriteWay
    June 22, 2013

    Thanks for posting this, Kevin. Gee, the whole town should be up in arms over this!

    • Kevin Brennan
      June 22, 2013

      And it’s all so we can have another EZ Storage! Arrrrgggghhhhh!!!!

  3. Miss Lou
    June 23, 2013

    HI Kevin. I would suggest touching base with as many of the local public media as possible and also arranging the set up of a fundraiser @ http://www,gofundme.com – There are some fantastic outcomes with regards to making money and creating awareness utilizing that site.

    • Kevin Brennan
      June 23, 2013

      I believe they are using something similar to gofundme. The way I contributed was through an outside organization that tracks their contributions.

      I’m with you. Preserving that building is hugely important.

Chime in

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on June 21, 2013 by in Publishing and tagged , .
<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: