Help Save Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park

People, people—

After having spent last night mourning at Borrone’s, I am ready to see what we, the people of the community, might be able to do to save my favorite bookstore. Until we learn more from Clark Kepler about his plans, I’m not sure what, if anything will be possible. However, I am interested in gathering some people who have an interest in preserving the bookstore to discuss what we might do. I have been in touch with people in the bookselling community who know Clark, and hope to have some updates posted here soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in helping, please send me an email so I can add you to the list.

Rick Opaterny

Friday Update: As mentioned in the above post, it appears that some potential investors interested in saving the store have surfaced and are in discussions with Clark Kepler. If you have any additional details, please send them in.


  1. william croft

    Just posted on the wall by Kelly Furgusson, city council member:

    Tues, Sep 6th, 5PM outside store

    … followed by a 6PM work session at MP City Hall to marshall community resources in support of this beloved local institution. For more info contact

  2. Mark Davis

    Why not turn Kepler’s into a Co-Op.? I’d gladly pay a yearly registration fee. Profit sharing incentives, not unlike REI, might make this do-able. m

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