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Let's Not Lose Another Bookstore. Can Equator Books in Venice Be Saved?

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"There must be a believer out there, one with both the foresight and resources to keep our city from becoming a wasteland of corporate chain stores, uninspired conformity and heartless mediocrity, and we think saving Equator Books would be a very good place to start," wrote Max Wheeler, part-owner of Equator, on the Huffington Post yesterday.

The 5-year-old Abbot Kinney Boulevard bookstore is "actively (aggressively / desperately) seeking Investors," they wrote in an e-mail that the LA Times printed. The paper also notes how the once-was-going-to-close Village Books in Pacific Palisades is trying out a new business model. The nonprofit Palisades Village Book Friends is seeking donations to help keep the store afloat in these rocky times.

Down the coast, however, one bookstore is still standing, seemingly unphased. Although it has moved locations a few times, Williams' Book Store has been in San Pedro/Long Beach area for 100 years and still going strong.

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