City of 250,000 Has No Bookstore

Laredo, Texas is losing its only bookstore, a B. Dalton (the chain is going out of business).
January 25, 2010, 7am PST | Tim Halbur
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From CNN: "Some in Laredo fear the lack of a book store will make the city look like an ignorant outpost on the Texas border.

"Assuming that we don't read because we're Mexican or we're immigrant or we're poor, that is not the case," said Xochitl Mora, the city's spokeswoman who spearheads the "Laredo Reads" initiative."

Laredo Reads is a grassroots group working to collect signatures showing support for a bookstore that they hope to use to lure a Borders or Barnes and Noble to set up shop.

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Published on Sunday, January 24, 2010 in CNN
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