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Books, Not Drugs! Encino Residents to Protest Loss of Barnes & Noble and Pending CVS Takeover

Photo via Save Our Encino Barnes & Noble on Facebook
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Barnes & Noble last month announced they're closing two stores in Valley on properties owned by Rick Caruso. While the high-profile developer, who is known for The Grove and The Americana, wants to keep the bookseller in Calabasas, he's ready for the Encino location to be turned into a CVS Pharmacy. For Encino residents, however, the loss of books and the addition of an ubiquitous store is a double hit.

But with drama comes a more tight-knit community. Firstly, a new Facebook group has gained over 2,000 fans. Secondly, there is now a protest planned for Sunday.