Thursday, December 18, 2008

Village Books says Hooray for Tom Hanks!

Close to 200 people braved the unusually harsh elements to crowd into Village Books in Pacific Palisades last night as local resident and Hollywood heavyweight Tom Hanks showed up to autograph books and DVDs to raise money to keep the vital bookstore from closing down.

Store owner Katie O'Laughlin tells us:

"We had almost 200 people who huddled in the freezing cold from 6:30 - almost 9:30! He is awesome. I'll send photos when I get them."

Will Tom's industry neighbors allow the bookstore to close because it's easier to send their personal assistants to Barnes & Noble? Will the town that's been home to Ronald Reagan, Jerry Lewis, Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, Aldous Huxley, Thomas Mann, Will Rogers and Irving Wallace allow this important cultural landmark to fall to high rents and corportate greed?

The fight to save the neighborhood bookstore continues-- and it's time to step up!

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