Bookstore Sale Update
We are pleased to report on the progress being made concerning the sale of Point Reyes Books. Since we announced our decision in mid-May, we’ve received 23 letters of interest from potential buyers. They come from people in all parts of the country and include a young couple from New York City, seasoned booksellers from Oregon, California, and the Midwest, and a young man whose parents brought him to the store regularly as he was growing up.
Many of the potential buyers are younger than 40 years old; some live in or have strong ties to West Marin; and one person—committed to the bookstore continuing as a viable thriving local business—is willing to help finance the purchase if the perfect candidate who could not otherwise afford it comes forward. We've begun interviewing the most likely prospects and look forward to the next step in this exciting process of trying to determine who will be the best steward of Point Reyes Books.
Each day we hear from customers near and far about how the bookstore has touched their lives, either through books they purchased, some event they attended, or in conversations over the counter. It is so gratifying to learn of the impact we’ve had on so many. And it’s heartwarming to hear both the sadness about the store’s sale and the support of our making this change. Change is not easy for any of us—even though it's the only predictable constant in our lives—so we are most grateful for your support and the support of our staff.