Bronx residents are fighting to keep the last remaining general-interest book store in the borough from moving out.

The push started on Saturday when a 24-year-old graduate student heard that the Barnes & Noble near Bay Plaza Mall would close because of a rent dispute with its landlord.

Amelia Ziano started a petition on change.org asking Prestige Properties to keep the store open. She says it has over a thousand signatures so far.

via Bronx Residents Fight to Keep Local Barnes & Noble Open – NY1.

 

Check out our original story:  The Cost of The “New” Bronx: The Borough Is Losing Its Last Bookstore As Barnes & Noble Is Forced Out of Bay Plaza

New York Times: Barnes & Noble To Leave The Bronx After 15 years

Daily News: Bronx To Go Book-Less As Borough’s Last Bookstore Closes

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