Borderlands Books is a genre specialty store in San Francisco which is both excellent and owned and staffed by people I consider friends of mine. They want to open a cafe next door, which would be good business for them and be great for folks like me who make book tour appearances or who would want to do other sorts of cozy events in a great atmosphere, surrounded by cool folks.
It’ll help Borderlands convince San Francisco’s planning people that the cafe is a good idea if Borderlands can show there’s a groundswell of support for the idea. Borderlands has a petition at their store, so if you’re in the Bay Area and are a fan of the bookstore, it’d be a mitzvah for you to drop by and put your signature on the petition. If you are elsewhere in the universe, but also a fan of the store, Cheryl Morgan has an electronic petition you can put your name to. Please do, and help make a great bookstore even better.