Palo Alto Weekly: Nearly 450 rally to help save Kepler’s

Palo Alto Online has posted a story about today’s rally complete with pictures:

Nearly 450 residents of the Menlo Park/Palo Alto area rallied in support of re-opening Kepler’s Bookstore in downtown Menlo Park late Tuesday afternoon — while a steady stream of passing drivers on El Camino Real honked supportive horns.
At one point, the crowd was asked how many were Menlo Park residents, and about 30 to 40 percent raised their hands — they were outnumbered by people from other communities.

One family — former Menlo Park resident Chris Jacob and her son Alan — had just arrived from Dublin, Ireland, two hours earlier and came straight to the rally to meet her older son, Stephen, of San Jose.

Stephen recalled going to Kepler’s at age 3 1/2, and Chris said she still has boxes of children’s books that were purchased at Kepler’s. The sons are now in their 20s.

One Comment

  1. Jan Altman

    My friend, Rick,

    Your spontaneous community spirit is nothing short of awesome. The efforts you’ve exhibited to create a central place for Kepler’s diehards all over has given us a wonderful place to rally together. Thank you for your role in and putting on today’s overwhelmingly successful rally.

    I will keep in touch with you, and let you know when we at DrivAd begin to formulate our complimentary advertising campaign designed to help bring Kepler’s back to the forefront of readers all over the Bay Area. We’d love to have your help!

    Such a pleasure to meet you today.

    Warm regards,
    Jan Altman
    Director of Business Development
    DrivAd, Inc.

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