Author and filmmaker Michael Moore visited St. Mark’s Bookshop in New York City last week, lending his support to the bookseller’s campaign for a “significant rent concession” from their landlord. In the video embedded above, you can watch Moore speak in the cozy store.
The group hopes to collect 45,000 signatures for a Save the St. Mark’s Bookshop petition. As of this writing, they are less than 4,000 signatures away from that goal. We’d also like to reiterate Don Linn‘s important point: “You want to save St Marks Bookstore, go over there and buys some books from time to time.”
Here’s more about the petition: “The St. Mark’s Bookshop has a long tradition in the Lower East Side and serves an admirable and increasingly rare function. St. Mark’s is struggling to pay the market rent that Cooper Union is charging them at 31 3rd Ave. A significant rent concession by Cooper Union could save this irreplaceable neighborhood institution.”