Michael Moore Throws His Considerable "Weight" Behind The St. Mark's Rent Concession Campaign

Michael Moore St. Mark's

Via the folks over at Galleycat:

Everyone's favorite loudmouth rabble rouser made an appearance at St. Mark's Bookshop in NYC this past week in an attempt to drum up support for the fiscally challenged independent. Moore attracted a sizeable crowd- including a purple coifed, foul mouthed granny who was very vocal about her feelings for the neighborhood institution. Wanna vocalize yours? Then sign the damn petition. It is currently less than 4,000 sigs away from its goal of 45K. Or better yet, if you live in New York, make the pilgrimage and buy a gull dern book!

From 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.

Check out the ruckus. The rent is too damn high!

Joshua Chaplinsky

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Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor of LitReactor. He is the author of The Paradox Twins (CLASH Books), the story collection Whispers in the Ear of A Dreaming Ape, and the parody Kanye West—Reanimator. His short fiction has been published by Vice, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Thuglit, Severed Press, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, Broken River Books, and more. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @jaceycockrobin. More info at joshuachaplinsky.com and unravelingtheparadox.com.

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David LaClaire's picture
David LaClaire October 4, 2011 - 4:02pm

Bye bye litreactor...it might have been fun.

Joshua Chaplinsky's picture
Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading a lot more during the quarantine October 4, 2011 - 4:51pm

Um... not quite sure what you're getting at there, muchacho.

Pezcore1123's picture
Pezcore1123 from Webster, NY is reading your profile October 5, 2011 - 5:07am

Yeah, what the hell kind of post is that?

Tina's picture
Tina is reading Drive, James Sallis October 5, 2011 - 1:32pm

He is offended by puns and is no friend of Wilde. We must leave his delicate constitution to the sensitive hands of his mother, who I imagine reads Ayn Rand to him at bathtime.

Waterhouse's picture
Waterhouse from Columbus is reading Bullet Park, John Cheever October 5, 2011 - 2:35pm

Heh. I have the urge to buy from Barnes and Noble now that Moore is involved.

Laramore Black's picture
Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 October 6, 2011 - 4:53pm

To David LaClaire:

That seems rude,
Left wing, right wing; either way you have to give props to a man standing up for a bookstore.

D J Hearn's picture
D J Hearn from Merritt Island Florida is reading American Psycho, Blood Meridian, Classical Guitar Building October 9, 2011 - 4:58am

I thought he was going to talk about book store stuff...

tonyt's picture
tonyt from Chicago is reading The marriage plot December 15, 2011 - 11:45am

Listening to Mr. Moore speak is like listening to my little cousin cousin tell a story. Like her, he is all over the place. Like her, some of what he says makes sense. But, most of all, like her, half way through listening, you are silently praying that he get to a point somewhere in the near and comprehensible future. I will not go as far as other and betray independents because of him, but MAN he rubs me the wrong way!!

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated December 15, 2011 - 10:02pm

That's like an endorsement from Charles Manson.